Webtool™ Cable Gripper for Steel Wire Rope Recovery

Webtool™ Cable Gripper for Steel Wire Rope Recovery

The simplicity of deploying and operating the Webtool Cable Gripper has allowed one installation contractor to retrieve 128mm diameter steel wire rope at 1500m water depth. In total, 450m steel wire was recovered in lengths of 50m weighing approximately 3.8 metric tons each.

“The CRT200 Cable Retrieval tool is ideal for this kind of recovery project where simplicity of deployment and operation enable the speedy recovery of steel wire, umbilical or electrical cable at any water depth,” says Keith Elliot, managing director, Allspeeds.

DNV Approved Cable Recovery Tool

Developed in consultation with international certification body and classification society, DNV, the CRT200 Cable Retrieval Tool is the only cable and umbilical retrieval tool of its type to meet the exacting design codes and standards for marine operations, and offshore and platform lifting appliances. Specifically, the CRT200 satisfies the requirements of DNVGL-ST-N001 Marine Operations & Marine Warranty, June 2016 and DNVGL-ST-0378 Standard for Offshore & Platform Lifting Appliances, May 2016.

Webtool™ CRT200 Cable Retrieval Tool

The CRT200 Cable Retrieval Tool enables the safe and controlled recovery of damaged cable and umbilical up to 200 mm diameter.  The CRT200 cable gripper weighs approx. 600 kg and has a maximum load capacity of 20 metric tons. It is activated by a standard Class 4 torque tool.

The CRT200 cable gripper allows a streamlined cable recovery where the gripper, guided by an ROV, is lowered onto the end of the cable with minimal preliminary clearing of soil around the cable, compared with the current method of digging out an ROV sized trench. The mechanically locked gripping action ensures the umbilical cannot escape during retrieval. By gripping the end of the cable, it makes subsequent handling much easier, enabling the cable to be recovered to a reeler or spooler on the surface vessel.

The Webtool™ CRT200 Cable Retrieval Tool is designed and manufactured exclusively by Allspeeds Ltd.

For more information on the Webtool range, call +44 (0)1254 615100, email: info@allspeeds.co.uk.