Mooring winches

Mooring winches are used to accurately position dredgers and pipe- and cable laying vessels. These winches frequently have to handle a large amount of wire and maintaining the position of a vessel is an important aspect (Dynamic Positioning). Constant Tensioning (CT) is an excellent option for Dynamic Positioning for these types of vessels. As an example, WK Hydraulics supplied 6 complete systems for the cable laying vessel 'Spirit' from Stemat.

(photography: Ruud Zegwaard)