Muir Engineering Pty Ltd has exported the first of its new range of winch equipment to the Middle East – the order consists of some of the largest components the company designs and manufactures.
The products, destined for a 141-metre-long vessel under construction in the Middle East, comprised an anchor winch, a chain compressor and four docking capstans.
Managing Director John Muir commented “We worked very closely with the customer from the outset to ensure the final product met their particular requirements. The project took just six months to complete from start (design) to finish (delivery).”
Mr Muir said he expected strong demand for the new super and mega yacht product range.
The VRC24000 anchoring system, finished in highly polished stainless steel, is suitable for vessels up to 150-metres-long. It features multi-speed controls, a design feature Muir’s has been incorporating into its systems since the early 1990s, and can handle up to 42mm stud link chain. The winches have a maximum pulling power of 11.5 tonnes and continuous pulling capacity of 8.5 tonnes.
Mr Muir said “big winch” equipment was an area Muir Engineering wanted to expand into further.
Mr Muir further stated that “Importantly, we have the necessary experience and expertise to ensure complete customer satisfaction for the mega systems. In addition, we have invested significantly in our Tasmanian factory to handle larger components. We have also invested in a new testing facility for the certification process, and enhanced our design capabilities.”