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IHC Delivers Heave Compensator to China

IHC Merwede signed a contract for the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) delivery of an Active Heave Compensation (AHC) system for deep-water subsea installation of heavy modules in dynamic sea states.

The unique integration of the active heave compensator and winch system will be placed on-board the new-build heavy lifting/pipe laying vessel, YANTAI 5000, which is being constructed for the Yantai Salvage Bureau by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. in China.

IHC Hytop, part of IHC Merwede, will deliver the system with an active heave cylinder set, the main HPU, a 400-metric-tonne traction winch, a storage winch for 3,500 meters of wire rope, the complete drive and control system with motion reference unit, and local control cabins.

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