ACE Winches to support two Gulf of Mexico projects

29 May 2019 (Last Updated October 1st, 2020 13:22)

Scotland-based ACE Winches has secured two contracts from Subsea 7 for its linear winch pull-in systems to two Gulf of Mexico projects.

Scotland-based ACE Winches has secured two contracts from Subsea 7 for its linear winch pull-in systems to two Gulf of Mexico projects.

The financial details of the two contracts were not divulged.

The first contract awarded was for the Shell Vito project, a deep-water discovery located around 241km south of New Orleans.

The scope of the contract includes engineering, manufacturing and installation of a single 14in export steel catenary riser (SCR) pipeline, one 10.75in export pipeline, two 10.75in SCR production flowlines, a single 10.75in SCR gas lift flowline and the dynamic umbilical system in a water depth of 1260m. ACE Winches will also provide operational personnel to execute the project.

The second contract is for the BP Mad Dog Phase 2 project, a deep-water development around 320km south of New Orleans. ACE Winches will be responsible for providing engineering, project management, manufacture, operational personnel, installation and pull-in of six catenary and three flexible risers and four umbilical risers to the hang-off positions on the FPU in a water depth of 1380m.

According to the company, its linear winching system design reduces the winch deck footprint and deck structure loadings for riser installations mitigating on-board vessel production equipment infrastructure integration challenges.

ACE Winches CEO Alfie Cheyne said: “The Shell Vito and BP Mad Dog Phase 2 projects are major contract awards for ACE Winches, contracts such as these help us sustain and develop our workforce of almost 200 people in Aberdeenshire bringing jobs and significant value to the local economy.

“It also highlights how our business is uniquely positioned to provide innovative solutions across our engineering, manufacturing and rental services.”