Spooling & Inspection

We specialise in the rental of spooling winches, wire rope inspection and testing services, umbilical spooling and lifting equipment examinations.

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We offer a range of spooling winches, associated wire rope inspection and testing services, umbilical spooling and lifting equipment examinations to a variety of industries, including subsea vessel operators/owners, drilling contractors and offshore renewables. Located in Dyce near Aberdeen, our site includes office and workshop space, with work also carried out at client premises and assets.


We offer for rental and sale a range of back tension spooling winches up to 350Te capacity, traction winches and capstan winches. Designed and manufactured by Motive Engineering, our winches are built to meet modern certification standards, including in accordance with DNV GL regulations and are tested prior to mobilisation.

Wire rope spooling and inspection

Our services include wire rope spooling, handling, installation, MRT up to 165mm diameter, destruction testing and wire rope analysis, and wire rope pressure lubrication. Our LEEA trained wire rope inspectors ensure the non destructive inspection and maintenance of your wire ropes to maximise rope performance and safety. Inspection certification is generated online for instant access and we offer cloud-based software storage for retrieval of historical records. A full range of NDT equipment, lubricant supply and wire rope of all sizes and types is supplied in conjunction with Bridon.

We also offer umbilical spooling, lifting equipment examinations and NDT Inspections including MPI, DPI, Eddy Current and Ultrasonic Testing. Our complete bespoke solutions package allows our clients to pick and choose the services and equipment required. Our on-site vertical and horizontal test bed, rated to 200Te SWL, can also be hired by clients for use

75Te WLL spooling winch
75Te WLL spooling winch
Spooling Project Onboard Vessel
Spooling Project Onboard Vessel
Motive Spooling & Inspection team
Motive Spooling & Inspection team
Wire rope MRT
Wire rope MRT

Spooling and inspection services

  • Spooling winch rental projects
  • Wire spooling, handling and installation
  • Wire rope MRT up to 165mm diameter
  • Wire rope pressure lubricant and lubricant supply
  • Destruction testing and wire rope analysis
  • Umbilical spooling
  • Lifting equipment examinations
  • NDT inspection

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View your inspection certification and historical records.

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To find out more about our equipment rental or sale, or spooling and inspection services, get in touch with our team today. Call us on +44 (0) 1224 061040 or make an enquiry.

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