Monday, 27 July 2015

Great Britain’s ACE Manufacturing and Service Exporter - 27/07/2015

Great Britain’s ACE Manufacturing and Service Exporter

Scottish winch and deck machinery specialist ACE Winches has announced it has been successful in securing and delivering £10m in equipment and services to the Far East.

This week ACE Winches’ CEO, Alfie Cheyne, joins a strong trade delegation accompanying the Prime Minister on the British Trade Export Mission to South East Asia.

Prime Minister David Cameron said: “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 – worth £10million – is credit to the skills and expertise of their workers across Scotland. I’m delighted they are joining me on my trade mission across the region, paving the way for even more success.”

A supplier of high quality manufactured products; ACE Winches was awarded a contract worth approximately £1m last week to supply equipment and manpower to serving operator ENI Indonesia for the Jangkrik Muara Bakau Block Project. The specific delivery is focused around ACE Winches Hire Equipment Business to support technically advanced well intervention and subsea well head deployment activities. To facilitate the trade agreements ACE Winches recently appointed Indonesian company Abumas in Jakarta as its local representative.

With an enviable reputation and successful track record in engineering, research and development, product design, manufacture, hire and delivery of bespoke products to support clients, ACE Winches works together in a model of collaboration with clients, operators and regulatory industry bodies including European design accreditation authorities and manufacturing to European normalised standards.

Supporting German heavy lift operator SAL Offshore BV, ACE Winches shipped, installed commissioned and delivered ex Paxocean Shipyard in Singapore, a mooring spread of ten large winches, power units and associated mooring accessories to allow SAL Offshore to anchor its flagship MV Svenja in the Cook Inlet in Alaska. ACE is proud to have successfully executed the delivery through cooperation with a multinational project team and client base of American, German, Singaporean and UK nationals. The value of this significant delivery with final completion scheduled for demobilisation in Singapore during August 2015 is in excess of £3m.

In May 2015 ACE Winches delivered a bespoke design and manufactured package of winching equipment, consisting of 150te Electrically Driven and PLC Controlled Stinger Winches, worth approximately £1.5m. The equipment will be used for deployment onboard McDermott’s Derrick Lay Vessel, the DLV2000, a combination heavy lift and pipelay vessel with deep water capability.  This vessel is scheduled for delivery from Keppel Singmarine Pte, Singapore in 2016. 

With the expertise of ACE Winches research and engineering teams, the company was commissioned by Heerema Marine Contractors to supply three large Chain Mooring Systems for operations onboard their deep water construction vessel Aegir to support the Ichthys LNG Project, 220 kilometres offshore Western Australia, for Japanese operator INPEX.  One of the world’s largest chain and winch packages manufactured to date. Delivered in June 2015 the winches will deploy and tension 178mm chain.  The export value exceeded £4m.

Continuing with a strong Asia Pacific link, delivered in May 2015, ACE Winches provided Helix Energy Solutions Group with deck machinery equipment worth over £1m for its new build semi-submersible well intervention vessel Q7000. The reeler package was shipped to Jurong shipyard, Singapore, for installation. The vessel is designed for global deep water, well intervention operations.

Alfie Cheyne, stated “Being part of this important UK trade delegation mission to Asia Pacific, will allow ACE Winches to further build its presence in the region, enhancing client relations and showcase it’s technologically advanced products and services.  The mission will endorse the excellence of British research and development, and high quality engineering solutions.”

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