|Markey secures order for next-generation science winches|
|Thursday, 01 March 2012 17:02|
Markey Machinery has been awarded an order for a complete suite of winch systems onboard AGOR-27, a new academic research vessel under construction at Dakota Creek Industries.
Sponsored by the US Navy’s Office of Naval Research, the award continues a plan to renew the aging US fleet of academic research vessels, including ocean-ranging vessels like the US Navy’s ‘Knorr’ (AGOR-15). Markey’s participation continues its tradition as a supplier of deck machinery for these vessels, having previously supplied equipment to the AGOR-14 ‘Melville’, AGOR-15 ‘Knorr’, AGOR-22 ‘Moana Wave’, AGOR-23 ‘Thomas G Thompson’, AGOR-24 ‘Roger Revelle’, AGOR-25 ‘Atlantis’, and the AGOR-NOAA vessel ‘Ron Brown’.
The scope of the order is for one ship set, including two type CAST6-125 Deep Sea Research Winches with active motion compensation, a type DETW-9-11 All-Electric Traction Winch System with two storage drums, one instrumented flagging block, one ship board wire monitoring system and a type WES-23 Electric Anchor Windlass with two wild cats and two warping heads. All equipment furnished will be built by Markey at its Seattle, plant.
The CAST6-125 is a third-generation winch that can support research and explore depths with its drum capacity rated at 10,000 metres of electro-optical-mechanical cable. The winch features a close tolerance, low-mass moment of inertia drum for precise motion control of CTD/Rosette sampling instruments in sea state 5 environments. The feature eliminates unwanted ship motion, thus extending the life of cables for improved safety.
For further information contact:Markey Machinery, USA Web: www.markeymachinery.com
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