ACE Winches

Towie Barclay Works
Turriff,  Aberdeenshire  AB53 8EN

United Kingdom
  • Booth: 1439

ACE Winches is a global leader in all lifting, pulling and deploying applications. With our expertise and creativity, our people are uniquely positioned to provide your innovative solution across our engineering, manufacturing and hire services. Visit our interactive stand to learn more about our industry leading Riser Installation and Shore Approach solutions in both the Gulf of Mexico and around the world.

 Press Releases

  • ACE Winches successfully delivered a revolutionary and bespoke new product for the installation and pull-in of two steel catenary risers (SCR) on the Buckskin deepwater development, a field located approximately 190 miles south-east of Houston in the Gulf of Mexico.

    A challenging new design for ACE Winches, the client required a significantly smaller riser pull-in equipment package than the traditional model to be incorporated into their existing framework on the main deck level on the Lucius spar platform.

    With limited deck space and extreme operating depths, the linear winch also required to have the capability of delivering 550 Tonnes vertical force. By creating industry-leading innovation through their engineering expertise, ACE Winches delivered this world leading product on time and within budget.

    ACE Winches provided the client with a solution offering a higher-line pull-to-weight ratio than conventional winches and equipped with a continuous pull feature allowing for a reduction in operational time while maintaining high levels of safety and delivering project success.

    ACE Winches is the first company to develop a product of this kind, providing safe, operational cost savings for the Buckskin deepwater development.

    The company’s chief executive officer, Alfie Cheyne, said: “The limited deck space presented us with a challenge, but we overcame it with an innovative design delivering a high quality, safe and cost-effective SCR solution, helping our clients reduce cost and improve safety and efficiency; important factors in today’s industry climate.

    “With over 25 years’ experience in engineering and manufacturing lifting, pulling and deploying equipment, we were able to deliver the exact solution to the project.  A recent £5 million capital investment programme in linear winches for our fleet offers client solutions for shore approach, beach pulling and SURF riser installation applications.”

    Committed to innovation ACE Winches engineers actively challenge the industry norms. Their expertise and experience across many sectors means they can deliver high quality projects and innovative designs to suit client needs on a global basis. ACE Winches is an expert in its field and is committed to delivering excellence to their clients.


  • Linear Winches
    ACE Linear winches are engineered, designed and manufactured for a wide variety of applications requiring high line pulls....

  • ACE Linear winches are engineered, designed and manufactured for a wide variety of applications requiring high line pulls.  They are suitable for use in land based shore pulls, offshore wire rope deployment and recovery operations, landfall, pipe-pulls, construction, salvage and other associated direct pulling operations.

    Our Linear Winches offer a higher line pull-to-weight ratio than conventional styles of winches.  The linear winch is available in two versions, the more compact intermittent version, or the continuous pull version which provides a smooth continuous operation.  

  • Reel Drive Systems
    The ACE Winches' Reel Drive System (RDS) supports a range of reel sizes to accommodate individual client requirements....

  • 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.

  • Hydraulic Drum Winches
    ACE Winches manufacture a range of standard and bespoke drum winches, available in single or double drum configurations....

  • ACE Winches manufacture a range of standard and bespoke drum winches, available in single or double drum configurations. Drum winches are designed to be utilised for hoisting, deployment, mooring and general pulling applications and, depending on the size and power requirement, can be hydraulically, electrically or pneumatically driven.


    ACE Winches design and manufacture Drum Winches suitable for a wide range of applications, including Lifting Winches, Abandonment and Recovery Winches, Mooring and Anchor winches, Riser Pull-in and Tensioning Winches as well as many other general and specialised applications, both on and offshore. Any ACE drum winch can be supplied with our proven Active Heave Compensation control system to improve safety and reduce weather-related downtime in subsea environments.