Winches

30 years of experience in providing compact and reliable winches.

Imeca provides winches from standard to special equipment for mooring application, buoy pull-in and deck utilities.


A&R winches


For abandon and retrieval and subsea lifting and lowering IMECA provides a range of winches from simple single line winches, compact build together traction and storage winches and splitted traction and storage winches going up to 650t pull.

A&R-winches

The IMECA Tandem Lift Synchronizers and IMECA swivels allows to combine winch systems together to be able to handle 1300t with 2 winches or even an amazing 2500t with 4 winches.

High load capacity Abandon & Recovery winches wide range compact or split.

  • Pulling traction up to 800 Te,
  • Electrical or hydraulic,
  • Single wire rope 630 Te AHC able to lay up to 3,2 m waves, one of the most powerful on the market,
  • Compact A&R (Traction and Storage Winches) space saving specially designed,
  • Synchronized dual pulling system,
  • Heave compensation available.

Optimizing operational configuration, safety and liability increased. Connect both A&R Wire ropes in tandem to lift a single load. 2 smaller winches could be more useful than one bigger.


  • Redundancy,
  • Lifecycle cost optimization,
  • Synchronization by A&R Winches encoders and load cells,
  • Tested and approved under load in deep water.

Dual A&R mode



Deck winches


IMECA propose a wide range of tugger and initiation winches from 2,5 Te up to 50 Te.

  • Electrical or hydraulic.


Turret or spread mooring FPSO’s and FLNG’s.


  • ATEX design,
  • Full scale dynamic load test,
  • Electrical and Hydraulic.

Riser pull-in system


riser-pull-in-system

Fiber rope A&R system


Time saving during deployment and retrieval with multi drum traction winches for fiber rope.

  • Pulling Traction : 1 to 500 Te,
  • Ultra deepwater technology,
  • Fiber rope slippage / elongation compensated,
  • Heave compensation,
  • DNV Certified,
  • 35 min. to lower a ROV basket of 30T @4000m,
  • 25 min. to retrieve the empty basket from seabed,
  • Up-to 180 m/min,
  • Fully electrical.
  • Electrical or hydraulic.

fiber rope A&R systems
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