Lidan Marine started of as a supplier of crude oil motors.
At the start of the 1950s the company launched is own low pressure hydraulic motor. Some of these systems are still in operation. Our service personnel meet satisfied customers who thank themselves for their choice of supplier.
In the mid 1960s Lidan decided to start offering its market high pressure hydraulic solutions. This started a revolution in the company’s business development.
In the 1970s the company became a leading supplier of winch systems with constant tension technology for RoRo ships. A number of mooring systems were ordered for offshore rigs and Lidan successfully took on the challenge of designing a motion compensated system for the handling of diving bells. The company had its first shipments of electric winch systems.
In the beginning of the 1980s Lidan had its first shipment to supply vessels for the US navy. Lidan became the number one global supplier of winch systems for RoRo ships.
Lidan had its first order for Active Heave Compensated systems with naval applications in the beginning of the 1990s. In the second half of the decade General Dynamics selected Lidan as the supplier of Towed Array Systems, Variable Depth Systems and Launch and Recovery Systems for the anti-submarine warfare on the Visby class corvette.
The first years of the new century has meant a continuous technology evolution. Lidan has been selected as a supplier of state of the art AHC systems to the offshore and seismic industries. The company supplied a series of handling systems to the US and French navies.
A new era of offshore activities started in 2005 when Lidan Marine was awarded a contract for an umbilical winch for a Work Class Remote Operated Vehicle. It has since then grown to offer a wide range of Launch and Recovery Systems; some of them fitted with Active Heave Compensation technology.