- Published: 27 March 2020 27 March 2020
With the need to use and abandon the cable gripper for up to 20 days between cable recovery projects, hydraulic tools specialist, Webtool, has redesigned its Webtool CRT200 Cable Retrieval Tool for large diameter cable and longer subsea deployment in water up to 1500 metres water depth.
Designed to allow the safe and controlled recovery of damaged cable and umbilical, up from 203mm (8”) to 254 mm (10”) diameter, the CRT200 cable gripper provides a streamlined cable recovery where the gripper, guided by an ROV, is lowered onto the end of the cable without requiring preliminary clearing of the soil around the cable. The mechanically locked gripping action ensures the umbilical cannot escape during retrieval; moreover, an internal clutch mechanism prevents damage from overtightening. 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 CRT200 cable gripper weighs approx. 600 kg and has a maximum load capacity of 20 tonnes. It is available with hydraulic hot stab or torque bucket interface options. The Webtool CRT200 Cable Retrieval Tool is designed and manufactured in the UK exclusively by Allspeeds.