Webtool Cable Gripper gets design verification approval from DNV GL

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The CRT200 Cable Retrieval Tool, developed by Webtool, has received design verification approval from DNV GL. Designed to allow the safe and controlled recovery of damaged cable and umbilical, up to 8” (203 mm) diameter, the CRT200 meets the requirements of DNVGL-ST-N001 Marine Operations & Marine Warranty, June 2016 and DNVGL-ST-0378 Standard for Offshore & Platform Lifting Appliances, May 2016.

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. The CRT200 cable gripper weighs approx. 600 kg and has a lifting capacity of 20 tonnes and it can be used at any water depth.

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