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New Website Launch Coincides with Delivery of Two Major Contracts!

Monday, 27th January 2020

North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) developed blueprints for a 650 tonne air-cushioned barge to operate in shallow waters of the Caspian Sea.

The barge, when in dock for maintenance, requires a suitable slipway winch for handling. North Sea Winches won the contract to design and manufacture such a winch. 

This resulted in a model GME-800, designed to DNVGL rules. The 120 tonne electric winch is also supplied with a dedicated air conditioned control cabin. 

The winch included automatic programmable spooling gear, automatic failsafe disc brake system and in-house design/manufacture gearing system, including an 800,000 Nm  epicyclic output gear set.

For the control cabin (with operator comfort and safety in mind) is fully air conditioned as the temperature fluctuations annually can range from -40 to + 30 degrees. The controls are fully PLC integrated with main drive, spooling and disc brakes all being controlled from the In-house designed and built system. Gearbox heating and cooling is provided as well as a small hydraulic system for the disc brakes.  
 
Testing was completed in the presence of NCOC representatives, with pull and brake tests comfortably exceeding expectations.

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