Germanischer Lloyd has granted a design certification for CPNL Engineering’s diverless spreader beam which will be used for the Baltic cable joint this winter period.
The design of the spreader bar for lifting of bending restricted cables is considered in line with Germanischer Lloyd rules for classification and construction for offshore technology. It is the first certificate CPNL Engineering received in its career. The spreader beam will be used with a working load limit of 33 tons together with CPNLs articulated pipe 300-333, which was recently tested in a three-point-bending test with a result of 489 kN.
The spreader beam is a diverless concept with a compressed air solution to release the joint on the seabed. Next week CPNL Engineering will test the spreader beam together with cable joint and pipes before release offshore.
Press release, December 4, 2013; Image: cpnl