Mammoet gains unique winches via acquisition
By Christian Shelton21 May 2021
Dutch international heavy lift and transportation specialist Mammoet has acquired UK winch, barge and equipment hire firm Land & Marine – a subsidiary of the engineering infrastructure contractor J Murphy & Sons.
The acquisition includes Land & Marine’s linear winch fleet and associated pipe pulling equipment. This includes two state-of-the-art 800 tonne capacity linear winches, which Mammoet said are unique to the industry. Their patented design allows socket passing under load and utilises advanced hydraulic controls for accurate monitoring. Mammoet claimed this will reduce downtime and increase efficiency. Mammoet also gains several smaller linear winches, ranging from 100 t to 300 t, and a range of drum winches. The equipment will be added to Mammoet’s Offshore Services equipment fleet.
“Land & Marine has a well-established reputation in the linear winch hire and pipe pulling market that Mammoet Offshore Services will uphold their standards whilst broadening our overall offshore services offering,” said Barnaby Mills, general manager for Mammoet – Offshore Services. “ The Land & Marine legacy, its specialist experience, combined with Mammoet’s innovative approach, makes for an exciting combination moving forward.”
Andrew Ball, Murphy’s natural resources sector director, said “We wish Mammoet Offshore Services all the very best going forward. We hope that with Mammoet’s global network, Offshore Services will successfully continue the legacy of Land & Marine linear winch hires.”