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.


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


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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