Power cables for offshore wind farms are laid by specially equipped ships, the so-called cable-laying vessels. The cable tensioner is used to lay the cable overboard. Because the cable-laying world is upcoming, there is a need for a specific cable tensioner. These tensioners are specially designed to prevent deformation or breakage of the cables. The forces on the cable are continuously measured to prevent overload.
There are two types of tensioners; with wheels and with chains. Both types have their own applications. Draftec makes both types.