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    Rapp Hydema moves into offshore winch sector

    Equipment & Technology // March 6, 2006

    Rapp Hydema in Norway reports that it has secured contracts for two huge winches for two newbuilds in the Gulf of Mexico.

    The winches, which will be used for abandonment and recovery work, are the main tools on two dynamically positioned vessels, each 280ft overall, which are planned for delivery in the Gulf of Mexico later this year.

    "The main job of these massive units is to deploy subsea installations, as heavy as 100 tonnes, to the seabed, to depths of up to 3,500m," said the company. The contracts are a result of close collaboration between Rapp Mareq LLC, Rapp Hydema AS and the customer.

    In its latest company newsletter, Rapp Hydema said it has also recently secured contracts for traction winches for subsea ROV operations on vessels built in European yards.


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