Plants and components for the production of submarine power cables

Solid competence

Münstermann offers plants and components for the production of special cables as for example those needed for offshore wind farms. A typical application is the transfer of the cable from the stranding machine to the turntable, which acts as a buffer store for the cable. Münstermann can also supply transport systems, which unload the cable from the storage turntables and lay it onto an appropriate turntable on the cable-laying ship. The assembly of this unit is both possible outdoors and indoors as well as near the sea. The units and components can be offered along with the accompanying automation systems and safety engineering.

Offered components at a glance

  • Turntables in the most varying dimensions and different weights (e.g. diameter up to 35 metres and a load capacity of up to 10,000 tonnes)
  • Transportation and handling systems, for instance, from the stranding machine to the turntable
    • Cable pull systems (tensioners) for an efficient and safe transportation of the cable produced
    • Safety measures during a break in the production process using a so-called accumulator
    • A loading arm for the transfer of the cable to the turntable
  • Complete control systems of the plants
    • Complex solutions for cable production
    • Basic solutions for cable storage
  • Mobile and stand-alone tensioners

Advantages of the solutions developed

  • Tensioners are designed for cables up to approximately 300 millimetres in diameter and for a reeling speed of up to 20 metres per minute.
  • Turntable drive is reversible.
  • The unit operates very quietly when using a wheel block compensator.
  • Tolerances in height are compensated for by a wheel block compensator.
  • Assembly both outdoors and indoors is possible.