Reel Drive Systems

Pipelay Systems design and manufactures a wide range of bespoke reel drive systems (RDS) to suit your specific needs. RDS units come in capacities from 300Te to 600Te and are suitable for handling standard reel diameters from 8.6m to 14m diameter. Special reels can also be accommodated if required.

The RDS can be supplied as a single standalone unit or as part of a multi reel system for handling up to six reels in a line where the drive towers are moved from reel-to-reel by a hydraulic skidding system. If required, the skidding system and the RDS in general can be designed to move fully laden reels along the storage line.

A range of adjustable reel support cradles is also available.