ACE Winches Provides Mooring System on the Iron Lady Barge
The equipment, designed and manufactured by ACE Winches at their global headquarters, Turriff, Aberdeenshire is now in situ and being supported by a team of ACE Winches offshore personnel.
As part of the Brent Delta decommissioning project the 24,000t platform topside is to be transferred to a 200m-long barge, the Iron Lady, being moored at the client’s specialist facilities in the North East of England.
An ACE six-point mooring system is in place to assist and maintain the positioning of the barge during operations to transfer the platform to the shore side. The mooring system incorporates ACE hydraulic drum winches ranging from 75t WLL to 25t WLL, powered by six closed loop diesel hydraulic power units.