Global Maritime Deep Sea Mooring signs winches deal
The Perth-based Global Maritime Deep Sea Mooring unit has announced a AU$ 1 million investment with local manufacturer Green Monster Offshore (GMO) for two state-of-the art remote operated spooling winches to support offshore pre-lay mooring operations. The result for Global Maritime’s customers will be improved operational efficiencies in a controlled and safe manner with unparalleled tension control.
Green Monster Offshore (GMO)’s spooling units are based around the company’s Fluid Resistance Drive (FRD) technology. FRD is a passive tensioning system that generates no pulling force of its own, but instead - through resisting the pulling force of the winch being spooled - develops back tension. A wireless radio frequency (RF) control system completes the package, interfacing with the spooling winch’s on-board PLC (Programmable Logic Control) and allowing a single operator to control all winch functions remotely and effortlessly from a safe working distance. The result will be unparalleled tension control and exceptionally high efficiencies and safety.