PERTH-based manufacturer Green Monster Offshore will supply two remotely operated spooling winches to the Perth base of Global Maritime Deep Sea Mooring in a $1 million deal.

The winches will be used to support Deep Sea Mooring’s offshore pre-lay mooring operations off the coast of North West Western Australia.

The larger of the units will be able to accommodate a 200 tonne reel that is 5 metres in diameter.

The spooling winches will be fully self-contained with on-board diesel driven hydraulic power units and be specifically designed, manufactured and supplied to meet Global Maritime’s requirements.

Global Maritime Deep Sea Mooring Perth managing director Barry Silver said the company had been pleased to find the ideal supplier locally after searching throughout Australasia and Europe.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Green Monster Offshore in delivering what we believe to be the most sophisticated spooling winches in Australia,” he said.

“Engaging with a local business also offers many advantages in respect to ongoing support and maintenance, while still adhering to our key operational priority of providing the highest quality equipment to our clients. We look forward to many years of collaboration.”

The winches would also provide improved operational efficiencies in a controlled and safe manner with unparalleled tension control, the company said.

Green Monster Offshore (GMO)’s spooling units are based around the company’s fluid resistance drive (FRD) technology.

FRD is a passive tensioning system that generates no pulling force of its own, but instead – through resisting the pulling force of the winch being spooled – develops back tension.

A wireless radio frequency (RF) control system completes the package, interfacing with the spooling winch’s on-board Programmable Logic Control, and allowing a single operator to control all winch functions remotely and effortlessly from a safe working distance.