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A wind farm must first and foremost generate electricity in the most efficient way possible. This renewable energy must be transported by means of ultra-modern and efficient high-voltage cable solutions. These cables must be installed with the highest control and reliability by powerful and precise equipment on board inland vessels, ships, and mobile and submarine machines.

If your organisation specialises in the construction of offshore wind parks, heavy-duty industrial cable tensioners with tracks or wheels are indispensable, because the equipment you use can make or break your assignment. So it is very important to choose the right heavy-duty tensioner for your project.

Draftec manufactures two types of cable tensioners with a wide range of applications in the marine and offshore industries.

Draftec cable tensioners or cable engines are perfectly engineered and balanced according to the company’s high-end multidisciplinary mindset. This makes Draftec cable laying equipment the best solution for handling and routing high voltage cables from a wind farm to the world at large with the highest accuracy and sensitivity.

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Draftec understands that the power cable is a very expensive package. Prevailing conditions during installation can be rough. For us, the slogan “Handle with Care” is not just a commercial catchphrase, but a company-wide attitude. It is the motivation behind the development of high-end cable motors, turntables, goosenecks, loading towers, clamping and squeezing tools and adjustable roller boxes.

Draftec Cable Engines can be used as standalone units or can be fully integrated into a top level interface and control system to create a one-man, multi-functional cable laying process.

As a result of a perfect balance of mechanical structures, hydraulic or electric drives and system integration, Draftec cable engines or track tensioners excel when it comes to careful handling of high-quality product cables. They work to prevent power cable distortion or breakage, or any reduction in quality and performance. The advantage of multi-disciplinary system integration is that every contact force, line pressure and speed with the cable or handling is recorded, monitored, logged and even analysed.

There are different types of Draftec cable engines – with wheels and with tracks. All types are manufactured with our in-house experience and are available with a large number of unique features such as advanced controls for synchronisations, constant tension, load distribution, clamping force and heave compensation.



Draftec manufactures two types of cable tensioners; wheeled and tracked. Both types have their own applications. Whichever you decide to order from us, you are assured of high-tech equipment of the very best quality. We are also at your service when your offshore project – a maritime engineering project for instance – is so specific that you need a customised solution. Our experience is multidisciplinary and we can offer a wide variety of equipment, so we can always come up with an industrial or offshore heavy-duty tensioner with chains or wheels that perfectly suits your needs.



It is easiest and most efficient to order your new industrial or offshore heavy duty tensioner with chains or wheels from a manufacturer that is the best at what it does. That is why Draftec is the best place to order this offshore equipment. .

If you are in doubt as to which offshore tensioner will best suit your needs, please contact our experts by calling +31(0)85 4018770 or send an e-mail to info@draftec.nl. We will be happy to help you find the perfect equipment for your project.