Cable drum engine

A wide range of high- and low-capacity cable drum engines

Royal IHC has a range of cable drum engines (CDEs), from high- to low-capacity, with a fixed or modular design.
The robust and clear designs of IHC’s standard and custom drum engines maximise operational uptime, while providing high lay performance and operational efficiency. 
  • Hydraulic or electric drive
  • Containerised transport options available
  • Colour touchscreen HMI control system

Product overview

IHC has extensive experience designing cable drum engines for use in offshore cable recovery and deepwater lay. They can be driven hydraulically or electrically, and come with a four-wheel pair draw-off hold back (DOHB) device to provide holdback tension and generate friction around the drum. We have a range of standard and bespoke drum engines to meet individual requirements

Turnkey solutions and refurbishment 

IHC offers a full installation package, including vessel modifications and replacement systems. In addition, our experts and equipment can be mobilised around the globe to the location of your choice. 

We have an extensive track record in refurbishment, and have delivered three refurbished CDEs in the last two years. This major rework involves the removal and replacement of the control, and electrical and hydraulic systems to meet IHC’s power and control philosophy. 



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