Scottish winch and deck machinery specialist ACE Winches has equipment and services contracts for the Far East worth £10million.
The confirmation of the work comes as ACE Winches chief executive Alfie Cheyne joined a trade delegation this week that accompanied UK Prime Minister David Cameron to South East Asia.
Chief executive Alfie Cheyne, said: “Being part of this important UK trade delegation mission to Asia Pacific, will allow ACE Winches to further build its presence in the region. The mission will endorse the excellence of British research and development, and high quality engineering solutions.”
The Prime Minister, added: “Innovators like ACE Winches are leading the way in exporting manufacturing excellence to South East Asia and their delivery of various deals in the region is credit to the skills and expertise of their workers across Scotland.”
The Aberdeenshire-based company was awarded a £1million contract to supply equipment and manpower to serving operator ENI Indonesia for the Jangkrik Muara Bakau Block Project. ACE will support technically advanced well intervention and subsea well head deployment activities.
In addition, ACE Winches delivered a £3million mooring spread of winches, power units and associated mooring accessories to customer SAL Offshore. In May 2015 it delivered a £1.5million package of winching equipment for McDermott’s derrick lay vessel, the DLV2000, which is scheduled for delivery from Keppel shipyard in Singapore in 2016.
ACE also delivered one of the world’s largest chain and winch packages manufactured to date to Heerema Marine Contractors for operations onboard the deep water construction vessel Aegir, to support the Ichthys LNG Project, 220 kilometres offshore Western Australia, for Japanese operator INPEX.
The company also provided Helix Energy Solutions Group with deck machinery equipment worth over £1million for its new build semi-submersible well intervention vessel Q7000 at the Jurong shipyard, Singapore. The vessel is designed for global deep water, well intervention operations.
To facilitate the trade agreements ACE Winches recently appointed Indonesian company Abumas in Jakarta as its local representative.