Offshore + Marine Engineering

FPSO Grippers

FPSO Grippers

The grippers on a turret turning FPSO are used to overcome the friction in the turret bearings which would result in riser andanchor chain wind-up during turret turning operations.

The gripper grip on the turret rail with 800 to 1000 Tonnes of hydraulic pressure and are then pushed by 2 x 300 Tonne hydraulic


As the designers and manufacturers of the Whittaker Grippers and cylinders we carry out periodic services offshore and or refurbish

exchange units.