Offshore solutions, product and services


IMECA is the REEL brand dedicated to offshore.

Founded in 1946, REEL is a French company with 2000 people leader in design,manufacturing, commissioning and maintenance of lifting and handling equipment in Nuclear, Aerospace, Defence, Aluminum, Hydropower …

IMECA manufactures stand-alone equipment and turnkey pipelay solutions for flexible, rigid and umbilical products.

Over the years, IMECA has developed a wide range of proven standard pipelay equipment from 100 Te to 600 Te, Carousels from 600 Te up to 7000 Te and Cranes from 10 Te to 150 Te.

In addition, IMECA offers tailor-made solutions.

Focused on customer’s satisfaction, IMECA constantly improves the performance of its products and offers cost efficient and innovative solutions. To reduce operating costs, IMECA equipment are designed for power consumption optimization, weight and space savings.

Always pushing the boundaries of innovation, Fiber Rope Fast Winches, fully electric Cranes and fully electric Tensioners are already available for the harshest environment.

End of 2015, IMECA opened a new factory with capacities in accordance with the future challenges.

These premises are ideally based on the French Atlantic Coast, in La Rochelle Harbour, with docking facilities for all types of vessels (14m water depth).


IMECA supplies fast traveling pipe loading crane in primary process of ALLSEAS’s pioneering spirit

The assembly, installation and commissioning were executed in close cooperation with Allseas under IMECA supervision

A mighty weighty historical delivery!

IMECA delivered the first elements of a contract to supply a 550-capacity pipe-laying tower, and a 3,800-t carousel

Pipe laying operation started with our two pipe-laying towers

spectacular first in the history of REEL Imeca: two towers in the same shipyard at the same time

REEL La Rochelle plant inauguration

On May 2, 2015 the IMECA REEL fitting teams moved into the brand new La Rochelle plant

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