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    Tidewater newbuilds to get a "wicked winch"

    Vessel & ROV News // October 25, 2002
    Tidewater 's newbuild VS 486 's will have tailor made Rauma Brattvaag winches installed on them, reports parent company Rolls-Royce Marine.

    The winches will have a DC electric drive capable of producing 600 tonnes of pull on both the drums. The drums will be able to hold 5,800 meters of 83mm wire. The AHTSs will also be fitted with a secondary 150 ton winch for use with synthetic fibre rope.

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