Positioning and spud-pole winches
We have extensive experience in the design and construction of special single or multi-drum positioning and spud-pole winches for installation and use on board of specialized floating units such as crane barges, pontoons, self-elevating offshore units, platform supply vessels, diving support vessels and other specialized crafts.
Each winch is custom-built to meet the specific requirements of the unit concerned. Spud-pole winches can be provided with either manual or auto tensioning and pull can range from 20 kN up to 500 kN.
Vertical movement of the spud poles of a ship or pontoon by means of spud-pole winches is mainly used in dynamic applications. The other option for vertical movement of spud poles is by means of hydraulic jacks.