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ACE Winches and Scantrol Provide a Combined Active Heave Compensation Solution to Saipem

ACE Winches has successfully delivered and engineered a back deck solution for Saipem. Working to a tight deadline of three and half weeks, ACE Winches worked in conjunction with Scantrol to supply a deck machinery solution which included an active heave compensation winch and A-frame solution that will be used as an auxiliary deep water deployment system for subsea equipment.

The deck machinery equipment was engineered and manufactured at ACE Winches facilities in Aberdeenshire, and was mobilised to Saipem for work scheduled for 2017 and beyond. Increased operational time, safe handling and reducing risk of damage of subsea equipment are all important arguments for why active heave compensation is important for subsea operations, especially in harsh weather conditions.