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Okeanus Delivers Magnetometer Winch Systems to the Colombian Navy

Okeanus Delivers Magnetometer Winch Systems to the Colombian Navy

HOUSTON SEPT. 6, 2018 – Okeanus Science & Technology (Okeanus), an established marine equipment and engineering services provider, today announced delivery of two Okeanus Model DT3030EHLWR winch systems to the Colombian Navy for magnetometer deployments.

“This is our second winch set delivery to the Colombian Navy and illustrates once again that our systems have exceeded their expectations,” said Darrell Troville, Production Director at Okeanus. “We are pleased to have been selected to provide such highly transportable, durable, user-friendly systems, giving the Colombian Navy years of reliable service.”

The Model DT3030EHLWR winch is a general purpose, highly transportable winch designed for a wide variety of oceanographic applications such as sub-bottom profiling, side scan sonar, CTD or other similar operations. Each of the two fully integrated systems features a gearbox-hydraulic motor drive, primary automatic failsafe brake, secondary manual band brake, automatic bi-directional level wind, and local/remote control stations providing infinitely variable speed control. Both winches are equipped with lifting eyes for four-point lifting; sea fastening plates to allow rapid installation and removal aboard vessels of opportunity.

Each winch assembly provides a bare drum safe working load of 16,013 N (1,633 kg, 3,600 lbs) at a bare drum line speed of 1.00 m/s (60 mpm, 200 fpm). The winch drum is capable of holding 5,000 meters (16,405 feet) of 11.43 mm (0.45 in) outside diameter cable. Overall dimensions are 1,473 mm (58 in) depth, 1,930 mm (76 in) width across the drum face and 1,473 mm (58 in) height. Each winch is equipped with a 22 kW (30 HP) electro-hydraulic power unit integrated into the winch base frame.

About Okeanus Science & Technology

Okeanus Science & Technology, LLC, formed in 2013, is an organization wholly focused on providing the oceanographic professional with all of the tools necessary to complete a project on time and on budget, no matter the water depth or location. With the acquisitions of Sound Ocean Systems, Inc. (founded in 1978) in 2016 and DT Marine Products, Inc. (founded in 1999) in 2017, Okeanus has positioned itself as an experienced industry leader in the design and build of oceanographic winches, handling systems, LARS, buoys, and other products that both companies’ customers have become accustomed to. In addition to these systems, Okeanus also offers an extensive pool of leased equipment that can be paired with any of its winches and deployed at a moment’s notice. From the deck to the seafloor, Okeanus can provide your next project with a fit for purpose solution that can help its customers work in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner.

For more information, contact:

Darrell Troville
Okeanus Science & Technology
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Dan Cobb
Okeanus Science & Technology
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