New vessel lift system for Manor Marine

After a period of installation, commissioning and testing, Manor Marine (MM) is offering a new bespoke 80-tonne vessel lift to customers. 

The shipbuilding, marine and engineering company is based in Portland, Dorset.

Manor Marine says it commissioned the North Sea Winches (NSW) hoist system as part of the company’s infrastructure improvement program, replacing a restrictive older system originally built in the 1940s.

The new hoist system utilises the latest control technology, driving four synchronised winches connected to the refurbished drop dock platform. Reusing the original platform allows the hoist to accommodate the main shed trolley system, facilitating workshop vessel builds or refits to be launched easily. 

“The upgraded hoist system represents significant investment for MM, enabling us to recover larger vessels more efficiently than we could previously,” says Leif Cooper, managing director at Manor Marine. “We have ongoing maintenance commitments to Manor Renewable Energy’s fleet of CTVs and this will allow for more versatile vessel recovery at short notice. I am pleased to see MRE’s Manor Brunel (pictured above) currently on the hoist for maintenance, marking our largest vessel lift on the hoist system to date.”

Rob Gretton, managing director of NSW comments: “North Sea Winches are pleased to have worked alongside Manor Marine again in designing and manufacturing their new electric, multiple winch, synchronised ship lift system.”

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