ACE Winches - Global engineering, manufacturing, rental and service company

ACE Winches is a global engineering, manufacturing, rental and service company based in North Aberdeenshire, UK. Specialising in lifting, pulling and deploying solutions across a variety of industries, for both onshore and offshore projects.

Our specialist teams engage with clients from the early stages of development to create a bespoke solution tailored to their requirements.

Our design and manufacturing capabilities coupled with specialist expertise enable the production of high-quality winch solutions.

The versatile fleet of rental equipment we can supply, allows mobilisation of unique packages specific to our client's project needs at short notice.

To support operations, we can provide multi-disciplined personnel to commission and operate the equipment. Specialised personnel can be deployed to any location, to commission, operate, maintain or upgrade winch equipment as required.

We also have a base in Stavanger, ACE Norway Norge AS, offering access to our extensive hire fleet for the Scandinavian market.

Applications in which we operate include; well intervention, SURF, renewables, decommissioning, pipe pulls and shore approach, topside and jacket installations, mooring systems, riser installations, wire rope spooling and inspection.

Engineering Excellence - design & engineering by experienced personnel

Our design and engineering team have a proud history of creating and developing world leading concept and solutions. Our culture of innovation through design and our dedication to continuous improvement allows us to deliver the best engineering solution.

Solving challenges is at the core of our business and our partners and clients trust that we will always drive change and challenge industry practices.

Our client-focused teams can assist with a diverse range of engineering solutions from basic concepts to detailed engineering analysis. We can provide a full range of services including front end engineering and design, structural and mechanical engineering, subsea installation procedures, project management as well as hydraulic and electronic control systems.

Manufacturing & Testing - safe, high-quality service delivered on time

We are an original equipment manufacturer with a proven track record of successful delivery spanning over 25 years.

Our modern, world-class manufacturing facilities are powered by renewable energy which allows us to deliver safe and sustainable solutions whilst reducing our impact on the environment.

We are passionate about delivering outstanding, reliable solutions that meet cost, schedule and quality targets. Our investment in our people, technology and facilities means we can provide 24/7 support for your project.

All our equipment is CE marked as standard and is designed and manufactured in compliance with industry certification as required by our clients.

Our purpose built testing centre enables us to replicate on site project configurations and offer a complete solution from design to delivery.

Reliable Rental Assets-Fleet of hire equipment to support your project

We are proud to have one of the most comprehensive and diverse ranges of deck machinery equipment in our history. Our responsive and professional teams can quickly mobilise unique packages that suit our client requirements to any location globally.

Our fleet of specialist rental equipment allows us to deliver reliable and competitive solutions to projects of all sizes and complexity.

All our equipment is subject to rigorous testing and conforms to relative EU and International Safety Directives.

Our highly experienced project management teams can support operations and provide our clients and partners with a single interface to ensure seamless execution.

Installation, Commissioning & Operation

Our multi-disciplined offshore personnel team have decades of experience and hold full offshore safety survival certification as a minimum. We are trained and equipped to operate across a range of markets and sectors in all lifting, pulling and deploying applications.

We have the skills, technology and resources to successfully deliver the most challenging and complex projects. Our unique end-to-end project approach allows us to fully support projects onshore, offshore and in remote locations.

Our clients choose to partner with us and trust that our people will deliver safe and efficient support throughout all stages of project installation, commissioning and operation.

Our integrated approach allows us to be there every step of the way leading to a quality, safe and timely execution of your project.

Maintain & Train - equipment maintenance & personnel training

Our Service division offers maintenance contracts, upgrades and commissioning services for our clients who require the overhaul of existing winching equipment and deck machinery whether originally supplied by ACE Winches or any third party.

Our Service offering includes:

  • Offsite Commissioning
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Feasibility Studies
  • FMECA and Engineering Surveys
  • Product Support
  • Product Upgrades
  • Equipment Overhauls
  • Survey Technical Support
  • Global Service Contracts
  • Master Service Agreements
  • PLC and Electrical Troubleshooting
  • Hydraulic Servicing
  • Equipment Repairs

Our Winch Academy provides training for all aspects of winch and spooling operations as well as a variety of associated training programmes and competence management systems. It offers a series of core courses and bespoke services to meet our client's needs, all of which can be delivered at the ACE Winch Academy or at our client's operational site.

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Contact Details

ACE Winches
Cheyne House
Towie Barclay Works
AB53 8EN
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1888 511600

Caption: The first of it’s kind, we supplied a linear winch to be incorporated into existing vertical framework in Gulf of Mexico, to significantly reduce the deck footprint of the winch.
Caption: We provided a bespoke winch package to support the build of the world’s longest suspension bridge, in Turkey. Six experienced personnel were also deployed for the installation and operation of the package.
Caption: We were contracted to operate the pull-in of two gas export pipelines in Qatar. We provided an 800 tonne linear winch package and six experienced personnel for the project
Caption: We supplied an 800 tonne linear winch package for the pull-in of 36” oil export pipelines in the Johan Sverdrup field, located in the Norwegian North Sea.
Caption: FAT testing a 550tonne RDS on our in-house testing facility. The facility replicates back-deck layout to fully test the equipment, it has the capacity to test up to 1,000 tonne pull.
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