IHC Winches


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A&R Winches, Traction Winches, Hose Reels, Umbilical Winches and Deepwater Synthetic Rope Winches

IHC Winches is based in the Netherlands and is part of IHC Motion Control, which also incorporates IHC Vremac Cylinders and IHC Hytop.

IHC Winches is based in the Netherlands and is part of IHC Motion Control, which also incorporates IHC Vremac Cylinders and IHC Hytop.

Our product range includes riser pull-in winches, auxiliary winches, sheave trolleys, hoist winches and A&R winches. IHC Winches designs and develops hydraulic winches, electric winches and hose reels for all conceivable applications in the offshore, shipbuilding, dredging and heavy lifting industries.

Being part of IHC Motion Control, we are not only able to offer you our own offshore winches but can also provide you with a complete offshore winch system, including riser pull-in winches, auxiliary winches, sheave trolleys, hoist winches, A&R winches, hydraulic power units (HPUs) and electrical control units.

Our organisation is made up of over 100 experienced professionals and has the capacity to deliver every type of complete, large-scale offshore winch system, as well as providing you with serial production of compact offshore winches and winch systems. We have the knowhow to execute your projects using our basic engineering, detailed engineering, planning and production facilities. In addition, we test all the winches we provide.

Hoist winch with free fall disk brakes.
Tandem offloading hose reel.
Traction winch with tension spooling device.
Riser pull-in winch able to pull in risers with a load up to 550t.
Hose reeling system with hydraulic swivel.

IHC Winches is an EPC subcontractor, serving clients worldwide with 24/7 support from our VCA** / SCC** certified service team.

Offshore winches and winch systems

IHC Winches is focused on upstream oil and gas industrial applications, such as electric winches and hydraulic winches for floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facilities, pipe laying vessels and fall pipe vessels. The winches can be supplied either as standalone equipment or as turnkey systems.

Our product range consists of the following winches:

  • Offloading and turret mooring winches
  • Traction / capstan winches
  • Active heave compensated winches
  • A&R winches
  • Hoisting winches
  • Deepwater lowering or deployment winches
  • Synthetic rope winches
  • Umbilical and hose reel winches
  • Stinger handling winches
  • Crane winches
  • Active and passive heave compensated systems
  • Electric, hydraulic or diesel power units

Turnkey solutions for deep or shallow water lifting

IHC Winches is a turnkey solution provider, with a proven track record in the design and manufacture of high-quality systems in the offshore industry. The company’s product portfolio incorporates the best concepts and innovations to serve the most challenging deep or shallow water lifting and pulling applications that the offshore industry faces.

24/7 worldwide offshore service

Our worldwide VCA** / SCC**-certified service team offers installation, commissioning, preventive maintenance and on-site troubleshooting, all coordinated by qualified servicing staff.

IHC Winches customer service can supply brand-independent spare parts and replacement parts, or genuine original manufacturer’s replacements should your existing parts become obsolete, damaged or defective. Repair and overhaul work can be carried out in our own workshops at several locations worldwide.

The full package offered by IHC Winches customer service is designed to ensure that users of heavy equipment can operate with minimum downtime, maximum efficiency, minimum lifetime cost and maximum returns on investments.

Health, safety and environment (HSE), quality assurance and quality control

IHC Winches continually works to develop a safer environment for its employees and for the community at large. With its focus lying on world-class design and manufacture, IHC Winches’ management recognises that health and safety are priorities.

Our quality management system is certified to EN ISO 9001. IHC Winches is committed to operating in an environmentally sustainable manner and to continuously improving its environmental performance. Thanks to our culture, in which our employees are encouraged to take responsibility for HSE, we ensure that HSE considerations are integrated into all our activities.

IHC Winches for offshore applications

All products produced by IHC Winches are designed and manufactured in accordance with international standards, and, upon request, will be certified by recognised authorities such as ABS, DNV or Lloyd’s. We are dedicated to delivering quality products and remain committed to working on their continuous improvement.

We are a skilled business partner, one that can provide you both with offshore winches and integrated offshore winch systems. Our track record is available on request.

Press Releases

  • IHC Winches Presents New Deployment System for Deep-Sea Installation

    IHC Winches, part of IHC Merwede, has officially presented its 50t fibre rope traction winch, known as IDsis, to the Dutch and Belgian offshore markets. The presentation on 20 March was attended by a large group of lifting specialists, who responded enthusiastically to the prototype and the results of its initial tests.