- Published: 01 September 2021 01 September 2021
Webtool has released a new heavy-duty cutter, the Webtool HCV220. Designed to cut cable, umbilical and risers in severe working conditions, the cutter can be deployed subsea mounted on an ROV, and as a deck-mounted cutter for planned production cutting during cable lay.
It comprises a jaw containing a blade and anvil powered by an inbuilt pressure intensifier. Once the cable or umbilical is positioned in the jaw and the anvil closed, the guillotine blade is activated. The Webtool cutter can be used at any water depth; its steel design with electroless nickel plating is resistant to corrosion. An integrated interlock ensures that the blade cannot activate until the anvil is fully deployed. Weighing 320kg in the air, the cutter uses 210 bar maximum input pressure.