Abandon and Recovery Winches

Abandon and recovery winches

PALFINGER supplies abandon and recovery (A&R) winches as part of a pipe handling/cable laying system.

PALFINGER's abandon and recovery winches are especially designed to abandon or recover a pipe or cable at the seabed. Additionally, these winches  automatically maintain a constant tension on the pipe during pipe laying or cable laying operations. The top tension required increases in proportion to the depth of the water. Ultimately, an increased abandon and recovery winch cable length as well as tensioner capacity are required.

  • Electric or hydraulic drive
  • Steel wire drum
  • Rated pull from 50–300 metric tons
  • Local and remote control
  • Spooling device
  • Drum guard

  • Active heave compensated (AHC)
  • Wire sheaves
  • Overboarding sheaves


If you want to contact us, please use the contact form on this page or choose your respective point of contact here:

Find your respective point of contact


Abandon and Recovery Winches