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A&R Winches, Mooring Systems, Traction Winches, Capstan Winches, Chain Tensioners and Chain Stoppers

Bedrijfsweg 23,
2404 CB Alphen a/d Rijn,
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SAS Winches, located in the Netherlands, is part of the SAS Group of companies recognised globally as a designer, manufacturer and supplier of reliable pipe and flexible laying solutions, davits and winch systems.

SAS Winches was started in early 2008 with key personnel from the winch industry. This enables SAS Winches to design, manufacturer and service a full range of winch systems.

Our sister company SAS Gouda was founded in 1896 as a machine manufacturing company. Since it first supplied equipment to the offshore market in 1968, SAS Gouda has become firmly established as a designer and fabricator of tailor made machinery for the offshore oil and gas market.

Vertical lay system.
200t single drum A&R winch, electric driven with spooling gear.
300t reel drive system with adjustable base, pull of 20t at 1rpm.
Traction winch 400t – 40m/min, electric driven 3MW with storage reel for 3,500m of 108mm SWR.
Horizontal pipe tensioner with a capacity of 60t each, a speed of 20m/min and a diameter of 4in – 52in.
SAS linear chain tensioner.
Typical configuration for a FPSO offloading station complete with emergency offloading and tandem mooring system.
Underwater stopper fairlead.
Mooring porch with spread mooring equipment.

Together with the facilities and expertise of SAS Gouda, SAS Winches aims to be a leader in the supply of reliable deck equipment, specialising in pipe laying equipment including A&R winches, umbilical winches and reel drive systems.

Tailor-made heavy-duty winch systems

Our team of highly experienced engineers has been involved in the design and manufacturing of a broad range of tailor-made heavy-duty winch systems for the offshore and marine market for the last 30 years.

The winches, supplied as either standalone equipment or turnkey systems, are available in all kinds of varieties and are customised to suit the requirements of our customers and their projects.

The SAS Winches product portfolio incorporates the best concepts and innovations to solve the most challenging deep or shallow water mooring, lifting and pulling applications in the world’s toughest industries. Our product range includes:

  • Mooring winch systems (deep water, single or 4/8/10/12 point)
  • Offloading and turret mooring winches
  • Traction / capstan winches
  • Windlasses
  • Combined traction winch / windlasses
  • Anchor handling towing winches
  • Active heave compensated winches
  • A&R winches
  • Reel drive systems
  • Deepwater lowering / deployment winches
  • Synthetic rope winches
  • Umbilical and hose reel winches
  • Stinger handling winches
  • Crane winches
  • Heavy-duty sheaves and fairleads
  • Chain tensioners (chain jacks)
  • Underwater fairleads
  • Chain stoppers
  • Compensator systems
  • Electric and hydraulic power units
  • Local and remote controls

Custom pipe laying systems

SAS Gouda is market leader and well known for its custom design, manufacturing and delivery of the following offshore systems:

  • Shallow water pipe laying systems (S-Lay)
  • Deep water pipe laying systems (J-Lay)
  • Flexible and cable laying systems (Reel Lay)

SAS Gouda delivers standalone equipment, as well as turnkey systems. Typical equipment supplied and used within these applications include pipe tensioners (two- track or multi-track, horizontal or vertical), pipe handling equipment, A&R winches (abandonment and recovery winches), straighteners, line-up tools, hang-off clamps, reels and reel drives, carousels, hydraulic or electric power units (AC or DC) and control systems.

Quality assurance

SAS Winches is ISO9001 accredited and all our products are designed and manufactured in accordance to the latest quality standards, as well as undergoing additional inspection procedures to give our customers the certainty of quality.

All our winches can be fully certified by DNV, ABS, BV, LRS, RRS, CCS, GL, etc. upon request.


SAS has been serving the offshore industry worldwide since the supply of its first equipment in 1968. Consequently, SAS equipment is in use around the world and often under extreme conditions. Therefore SAS has gained the versatile experience necessary to provide its customers with technical expertise and suitable solutions for specialised deck equipment.

With this history and an extensive reference list, SAS is one of the most experienced companies in the offshore business. The complete winches reference list can be sent upon your request.

White Papers

Press Releases

  • SAS Linear Chain Tensioners

    Winch manufacture has been a staple of SAS' product line since 1896; however, very recently a special division has been established within the company dedicated to the development, design and manufacture of winch systems for the marine and offshore markets, predominantly for heavy-duty deepwater deployment and mooring applications.

  • Brastec Technologies to Buy SAS

    Brastec Technologies, a Brazilian-based engineering and equipment producer for flexible pipe and cable manufacturing, is acquiring 100% of SAS, a leading provider of high-quality equipment for the offshore market.

  • SAS Winches to Exhibit at OTC 2012

    From beginnings in 1896, the simple forge founded by Mr. A.J. Sas in the picturesque town of Gouda in central Netherlands has grown into an internationally recognised equipment supplier to the offshore oil and gas industry.

  • SAS Winches' Norwegian Partner to Supply Launch and Recovery Systems

    Our Norwegian partner, AXTech, is pleased to announce the award of a contract by Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) in Newcastle, UK, for the supply of three launch and recovery systems (LARS) for handling of seafloor production tools (SPTs). The contract (up to €20m) is by far AXTech’s largest, an

  • SAS Pipelay & Winches Launches Houston Office

    Dutch-based SAS Gouda has launched a subsidiary in Houston, Texas, to expand its operations in North America, increasing its worldwide network. SAS chose Houston because its client list in the Gulf of Mexico continues to grow, and the company is particularly interested in improving its relationsh

  • SAS Enters Partnership with Natec in Brazil

    SAS, located in the Netherlands, has entered a strategic partnership with Rio de Janeiro-based Natec Equipamentos. Natec and SAS will exclusively work together and combine their strengths for the Brazilian offshore oil and gas market. The objective of the partnership between SAS and Nat

  • SAS Winches to Show its Range of Winches and Winch Systems at OTC

    SAS Winches will be exhibiting at this year's OTC, which will be held 3-6 May in Houston, Texas. Visit the company at stand number 2429 to find out more about its wide range of winches and winch systems, which are ideal for applications in the offshore oil and gas market.

  • Mexican Jack-Up Rig Orders SAS Winches Mooring Equipment Package

    Recently SAS Winches has been awarded a contract for the supply of a mooring equipment package consisting of mooring winches, control system, fairleads, diverter sheaves, cables and anchors. A bridle retrieval system including six airtuggers, towing brackets, chocks and other mooring auxiliaries

  • SAS at OSEA 2008 and DOT 2009

    The SAS Group of companies, world market leaders of pipe-handling equipment and heavy lifting equipment, will exhibit at OSEA, the oil and gas technology trade exhibition, which will be held in Singapore on 2-5 December 2008. We invite all interested parties to visit us at booth 6M3-7.

  • SAS Further Expands its Business

    SAS, a Dutch manufacturer of specialized equipment to both the international oil and gas and maritime industries, has acquired 33.33 % of the Norwegian company, AXTech. The acquisition of shares in AXTech follows SAS' strategy to further broaden its position as supplier of engineered deck equipme

  • SAS Winches Secure Their First Major Contract

    Gusto MSC has placed a very substantially valued contract for the design, manufacture and suppply of a 5,000t crane winch package, due to be installed onboard Seaway Heavy Lifting's next generation and state-of-the-art crane vessel, “Oleg Strashnov”. The winch package consists of the fo

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