Techano, part of the Dutch Van Aalst Group, has secured a contract for the supply of an offshore winches for a North Sea rig upgrade project.

The scope of delivery includes design and production of different winch types, interface customization, DNV approvals and various controls.

Our offshore winches are designed and built for a highly specified North Sea rig currently undergoing a major upgrade,” said Øystein Bondevik, sales director at Techano.

“Most of these rigs have enhanced equipment and stringent specifications in response to the increased demands from charterers and oil companies operating in the harsh environment of the North Sea. Our winches form an important part of these rigs’ advanced capabilities,” underlined Morten Sørensen, managing director.

The delivery of the systems is planned for September and installation will take place later this year, the company noted.

Furthermore, Techano has also started a project together with a Dutch pipelay operator to design and build a unique, modularized subsea crane.

The project is financially supported by Innovation Norway, the Norwegian Government’s instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry.





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