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Contract awarded to ACE Winches by Vard Group AS for Norway’s largest construction vessel

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Leading global deck machinery specialist, ACE Winches, has recently been awarded a spooling contract with Vard Group AS for Norway’s largest construction vessel. The scope of work includes the spooling of two 3500 m ROV umbilicals, the spooling of a crane boom wire and aux wire, including 3900 m of 135 mm wire on to the vessel’s crane. The largest wire on this project weighs 360 t, ACE Winches had to build a new upgraded spooling winch to accommodate the weight. The contract will see a dedicated teamwork on the project.

Alfie Cheyne, CEO, ACE Winches said: “This project is a huge achievement for ACE Winches and demonstrates our capacity to take on large scale contracts where we are given responsibility for the whole project.”

The project comes as ACE Winches announced the appointment of Andy Thom to its board as Chief Commercial Officer. Andy joins ACE Winches from Sea Trucks Group where he had held several senior management roles since 2008. Andy will be attending ONS 2016 along with Alfie Cheyne and the ACE Winches Norge team. ONS takes place from 29 August – 1 September.

Alfie continued: “We are thrilled to be welcoming Andy to the team. Andy’s experience and knowledge will be invaluable to the company and I look forward to working closely with him to steer the company through the current challenging market conditions.”

Adapted from a press release by David Bizley

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