Heavy Duty Machinery for Shipbuilding, Offshore and Shipyard-Technology

Maschinenfabrik Bröhl has since grown into a medium-sized company with three plant locations and revels in status as one of the leading suppliers of equipment for merchant vessels, the offshore industry, special ship constructions and complete maritime installations.

BRÖHL is also active as a manufacturer of industrial equipment, such as trailers and transporters as well as machinery for the heavy and civil engineering industries.

BRÖHL has a long standing reputation in delivering heavy duty equipment for the marine industry. The product groups are:
Deck Machinery
Dredger Winches
Offshore Equipment
Maritime Installations

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BRÖHL has a long standing reputation in delivering heavy duty equipment for the marine industry. The product groups are:

Each BRÖHL product is treated as a flag ship for our quality and is proof of their industrial performance. BRÖHL´s five core values are always reflected in the design of their equipment:

BRÖHL products are built as steel welded constructions, robust and compact in form and always designed with a generous safety factor for longevity.

Products can be tailored to meet the customer’s requirements.

BRÖHL has extensive experience with classification and organizations societies as:

BRÖHL’s logistics department offers extensive service with respect to spare parts, delivering expiedently and world wide on articles that are in some cases more than a half a century old. BRÖHL maintains a team of competent and experienced service technicians who’s mission is short notice global support, around the clock.

Deck Machinery

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Electrically or hydraulically powered anchor and mooring winches for sea going vessels have been part of BRÖHL´s standard program for more than 50 years.

This encompasses the following products:

The following drives are avaliable:

Anchor and Mooring Winches

BRÖHL anchor and mooring winches are designed as a robust steel welded construction. The spur-gear transmission is splash lubricated.
All shafts have been fitted with roller bearings, where the rope drum and cable lifter runs on high grade bronze bushings.

By request, the winches can be fitted with an integrated bolt up foundation. This saves the costs of the yard building a foundation construction.

Both the rope drum and chain pulley can be declutched and can be stopped and held in place using a band brake that can be both manually or optionally hydraulically actuated.

Chain Stoppers

BRÖHL chain stoppers are designed to withstand a force equal to 100% of the chain breaking strength.
Mechanically and hydraulically actuated lashing devices are integrated into the function of the chain stopper.

Dredger Winches

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BRÖHL special dredger winches can be found on the world’s largest seagoing dredgers and barges.

BRÖHL customises their winch package to fit any dredger type:

The following winch types are deliverable:

For Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers:

For Cutter-Dredgers:

For General Application for all Dredgers:

The winches are designed to withstand extreme operational demands 24/7.

All products are made with a high performance-spur gear transmission with forced lubrication and running on high-grade roller bearings. The gears are made of high alloy steel, hardened and ground where necessary.

The gear box is a steel welded construction. On the rope drum an optimised groove pitch ensures the longevity of the wire rope. As an option, it is also possible to have the winch fitted with LEBUS-Grooves.

Offshore Equipment

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BRÖHL specializes in meeting the heavy duty demands of the offshore industry.
Their product line consists of technically matured solutions for:

Typical products delivered to the offshore industry are:

Winches

BRÖHL winches are designed to withstand the chain or cable breaking strength (MBL) and are matched up with the drive that is best suited for the particular application:

The product spectrum comprises of, but is not limited to:

Fairleaders

BRÖHL´s rope and chain fairleaders are maintenance free, compact steel welded constructions, designed like the winches with a high safety factor with respect to the chain or cable strength.

Chain Jacks

Both horizontal and vertical mountings are possible with the BRÖHL push design concept. This uses two main hydraulic cylinders fitted into a compact frame as a drive for a mechanically guided traveling block. All systems are equipped with both static and dynamic load monitoring systems and a chain length measuring system that is independent of the main piston’s stroke.

Pipe Laying Davits

BRÖHL´s offers state of the art winch-davit systems mounted to a common frame with an optional swiveling head and load and rope length instrumentation. The davits can either be used as an individual unit or in conjunction with the others allowing for a controlled lifting of the pipe with regards to the pipe’s critical bending radius.

Maritime Installations

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Being in contact with shipyards, ports and naval bases worldwide for decades, BRÖHL has developed a wide range of maritime installations for drydocking, and transferring ships and sections of manifold types.

BRÖHL performs supplies and services in all stages of the realization of maritime installation:

In the field of dry-docking BRÖHL has gathered experience in around 80 national and international projects, covering:

Ship lifts

Electrically driven hoists lift and lower a platform as a docking basis for ships. Ship lifts can be designed as pier or pit buildings with end- or side transfer.

Slipways

Rail bound carriages will be pulled by one or several winches over a slope in longitudinal or transverse directions.

Dual-level Transfer systems

Rail bound cradles transfer the ship off the platform to a pit-operated side transfer carriage, reaching parking- and repair berths on yard level.

Single-level Transfer systems

Transfer operations will be carried out in a single level yard, either by rail bound hydraulic bogies or rubber- wheeled multi-axle transporters.

Mover Units

Movements of transfer systems can also be carried out by separate mover units, as mobile winches, stationary winches or hydro mechanical linear gripper.

Drydock Equipment

Gate winches, hauling winches or capstans with suitable rope guiding systems serve for positioning of floated-in ships. Electrically resp. hydraulically operated bilge blocks are provided for stabilizing docking manoevres.