Reel drive systems

Royal IHC designs and delivers a wide range of standard and custom-built reel drive systems

Reel drive systems are available for both flexible pipe- and cable-laying activities. They are designed for safe, reliable and efficient operations in challenging offshore environments, and the option of a modular design is available for easy and fast mobilisation.

  • Adjustable for a wide range of reels
  • Controls linked with vessel DP
  • Modular design available
  • Skidding fully loaded reels
  • Low maintenance without greased surfaces

Range of reel drive systems available

  • Current reel weight: 250-410t
  • Reel flange diameter: 8.4-14.2m
  • Multi-reel drive system: double central reel drive tower for dual-rail configuration
  • Option of modular and road transportable system

Each reel drive system can be tailored to customer-specific requirements.

Total solutions for product handling

We can deliver turnkey systems including chutes, tensioner and product guidance. Our systems can be easily mobilised with drives and controls installed in DNV 2.7-1 approved containers and HPU integrated in the systems towers. Controls can also be integrated with other deck equipment, such as tensioners, for optimum efficiency.

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