Markey Ships First Two WECDF-20 125HP Electric Anchor/Mooring Winches

Seattle, WA: Markey Machinery Company has completed shipment of the first two WECDF-20 125HP Electric Anchor / Mooring Winches for the Oceaneering International of Houston, TX new 130’ Diving Support Vessel. Each winch carries 6,000 ft. of 1-1/4†wire rope and is powered by a sophisticated AC-Variable Frequency drive system outfitted with Markey’s proven Render/Recover® technology to provide precise control of the vessel in a four-point mooring system. A single control station for all four winches provides the operator with the ability to position / reposition the vessel with the simple movement of a joystick. A new feature integrated into these winches is a multi-disc brake in place of a conventional band-brake, to provide standard braking service and for control during emergency anchor deployments. Markey’s extensive use of finite-element analysis to design the structure resulted in a total weight of less than 30,000 lbs. Anything else is just a winch!

By Professional Mariner Staff