ACE Reel Drive Systems

The ACE Winches' Reel Drive System (RDS) supports a range of reel sizes to accommodate individual client requirements. The RDS is designed and manufactured for use in controlled, high tension spooling, deployment and recovery of subsea products globally from umbilical’s, risers and flow lines, flexible pipelines, power cables, telecoms and tubing to wire ropes and mooring lines.  

The patent protected Reel Drive System consists of two towers that disassemble into eight, easily transportable, modules. Together they can accommodate a maximum flange diameter of 14 meters and are capable of operating at extreme temperatures. The towers are configured using a slave and master configuration with two gear boxes in each drive hub.

Each system can be supplied with reels; built in or standalone hydraulic power units and modular track systems to allow for multiple reel operations. ACE supporting personnel deliver expert assistance in global installation, commissioning and operation.

ACE 200 Tonne WLL Hydraulic Reel Drive System

ACE 200 Tonne WLL Hydraulic Reel Drive System

Model Type: 2847

  • Overall Dimensions 5880mm long x 2252mm wide x 7410mm high
  • Maximum Reel Dimensions 6000mm diameter
  • Tension Capability 18.7 Tonnes/Metre
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ACE 500 Tonne WLL Hydraulic Reel Drive System

ACE 500 Tonne WLL Hydraulic Reel Drive System

Model Type: 2728

  • Overall Dimensions 8994mm long x 3757mm wide x 7559mm high
  • Maximum Reel Dimensions 11500mm diameter x 9700mm wide
  • Tension Capability 112 Tonnes/Metre
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  • Case studies

    • Heerema Marine Contractors

      ACE Winches commissioned a 400te SWL Reel Drive System (RDS) for Heerema Marine Contractors onboard the Thialf in Rotterdam for operations in Congo in October 2014.  

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    • 200 Tonne Reel Drive System for Technip

      ACE Reel Drive Systems (RDS) are designed and built to support a range of reel sizes in order to accommodate individual client requirements. The RDS is designed and manufactured for use in the controlled spooling, deployment and recovery of SURF products.

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