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1. (WO2018138036) HANDLING SYSTEM, VESSEL AND METHOD FOR HANDLING A LONG-LENGTH CABLE ON SAID VESSEL

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/138036    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/051401
Publication Date: Fri Aug 03 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Jan 23 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: B65H 54/76
B63B 27/00
B65H 57/12
B65H 57/28
B65H 59/38
Applicants: B.V. TWENTSCHE KABELFABRIEK
Inventors: ROELOFS, Rob
ROPS, Dingeman
Title: HANDLING SYSTEM, VESSEL AND METHOD FOR HANDLING A LONG-LENGTH CABLE ON SAID VESSEL
Abstract:
The invention relates to a handling system, a vessel and a method for handling a cable on said vessel. The vessel (2) comprises a hull (20) that defines an elongated storage compartment (25). The handling system (3) comprises an input member (30) for receiving the cable (9) onto the vessel (2) and for feeding the cable (9) into the storage compartment (25) at an input position (B), a laying device (4) that is movable along a loop-shaped laying path (P), an output member (42) that is arranged for laying the cable (9) inside the storage compartment (25) at an output position (C) and a first cable guide (6) for accumulating a length of the cable (9) between the input position (B) and the output position (C), wherein the first cable guide (6) is arranged for guiding said accumulated length of the cable along a first guide path that is variable in shape to keep the length of the cable between the input position (B) and the output position (C) constant or substantially constant.