Welshpool-based specialist equipment hire firm Jacks Winches has all the right tools to help your business get the job done. Their operations began in Perth, Australia, in 2001, led by an experienced team, and have since expanded to Singapore.
Jacks Winches is able to provide high capital value lifting and pulling equipment such as winches hoists and jacks in a timely manner. Rental arrangements are flexible and can be configured to meet the needs of your project. Maintenance and servicing of their equipment, plus regular equipment upgrades ensures that each job is completed on time and on budget.
Their winch equipment is also fully supported and can come with accessories such as air hoses, filtration and drying units, hydraulic hoses, and directional control systems. Jacks Winches also offers auxiliary hire equipment.
A recent job in Myanmar for the Zawtika development project highlights Jacks Winches ability to complete a job cost effectively and efficiently. From receiving the project brief from Swiber Offshore in early December 2012, Jacks Winches was able to prepare and dispatch a complete 300t linear winch spread within three weeks, and deploy five experienced operations personnel to Zawtika to commission and operate the winch spread for Swiber Offshore.
The shore crossing task was a relatively small but critical part of the pipeline project to transport and install 260km of offshore pipeline and 63km of onshore pipeline and metering station. A Jacks Winches 300t linear winch and wire rope spooler was used onshore to pull 1.8km of pipe from the pipe lay barge (PLB) ‘Conquest’ offshore.
Detailed preparation and testing preceded the24-hour continuous shore pull operation. Jacks Winches field support unit comprised of extensive spare parts inventory and tools to decrease the risk for delays in winching the pipeline ashore.
Jacks Winches clients include operators, main contractors and subcontractors on mining, oil and gas and industrial projects in many different environments offshore, subsea, underground and working at heights.
General manager of Jacks Winches Kevin Griffiths says, ‘ We pride ourselves on a strong service record for all of our equipment, and we want the job done as much as our clients within the expected time frame. Hiring equipment such as ours is a cost effective way to get the job completed without the capital expense and long lead times.’
‘We are excited to grow our business into SE Asia, and the Pacific and we believe that the proximity of our offices to these destinations will allow for our clients to be more competitive in the oil and gas market.’