30 years of experience in providing compact and reliable winches

From standard winches  to special equipment for mooring application, buoy pull-in and deck utilities.



High load capacity Abandon & Recovery winches wide range compact or split.

  • Pulling traction up to 800 Te,
  • Electrical or hydraulic,
  • Single wire rope 630 Te AHC able to lay up to 3,2 m waves, one of the most powerful on the market,
  • Compact A&R (Traction and Storage Winches) space saving specially designed,
  • Synchronized dual pulling system
  • Heave compensation available.


Optimizing operational configuration, safety and liability increased. Connect both A&R Wire ropes in tandem to lift a single load. 2 smaller winches could be more useful than one bigger.

  • Redundancy,
  • Lifecycle cost optimization,
  • synchronization by A&R Winches encoders and load cells
  • Tested and approved under load in deep water


IMECA propose a wide range of tugger and initiation winches from 2,5 Te up to 50 Te

  • Electrical or hydraulic


Turret or spread mooring FPSO’s and FLNG’s.

  • ATEX design,
  • Full scale dynamic load test,
  • Electrical and Hydraulic


Time saving during deployment and retrieval with multi drum traction winches for fiber rope.

  • Pulling Traction : 1 to 500 Te,
  • Ultra deepwater technology,
  • Fiber rope slippage / elongation compensated,
  • Heave compensation,
  • DNV Certified
  • 35 min. to lower a ROV basket of 30T @4000m
  • 25 min. to retrieve the empty basket from seabed
  • Up-to 180 m/min
  • Fully electrical

Imeca, your expert in offshore winch manufacturing

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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