Late December 2016 Huisman and Oceana Shipyard, part of CBO group, signed a contract for the delivery of two additional anchor handling and towing winch packages for two new Havyard 843 AHTS vessels.
These two winch packages are additional to the 2015 CBO order for four anchor handling and towing winch packages of which the first system has been delivered to CBO in November 2016. Similar to the 2015 order, these two winch packages will be built at Huisman’s production facility in Navegantes, Brazil. Delivery is scheduled for Q1 2018. The winches will be delivered with 50% Brazilian content.
The two Huisman electric driven anchor handling and towing winch packages each consist of one 400mt Anchor Handling, one 400mt Towing and two 120mt Secondary Winches. Besides the typical winch functions the anchor handling and towing winches are fitted with water cooled clutches integrated in the drive train, enabling ‘overload protection’, ‘high speed pay-out’, and ‘emergency release’ functionalities. Furthermore the contract includes services as spare parts, training and ICT supervision.