Lifting solutions for oil, gas & renewable projects worldwide

Balltec’s LiftLOK™ tools provide a simple, robust, high capacity method for lifting and handling heavy loads. Using the tried and trusted ball and taper gripping mechanism, the LiftLOK™ requires minimum ROV intervention and is ideally suited for the deployment and retrieval of equipment using standard pipe as the connection interface.

Amongst other applications the LiftLOK™ has been used for:

Mud mat deployment & retrieval
Subsea decommissioning
Buoy handling
Pile handling
STEV-tensioning systems
Conductor installations
Deployment of mooring systems

Balltec holds stock of several configurations of LiftLOK™ for instant delivery.
Custom built LiftLOK™ tools can be manufactured to suit your project requirements and additional features can be engineered into the tools to ensure we have the right solution for any problem.

Mating Connection: Any existing tubular sections, free issue drawings for matching receptacle fabrication or supplied complete

SWL: No limit. Current designs range from 10 kN (2 kips) – 30,000 kN (6,744 kips)

Maximum Depth: No depth limit

Interface: Interchangeable adaptors available to suit all types of lifting equipment

Customisable Features: ROV interface, remote connection and release, acoustic release, integrated cameras and data acquisition instrumentation. Project specific features can be incorporated upon request

Operations: Diverless, rapid subsea insertion, default locked state with high mechanical pre-load, simple operation allowing multiple subsea connections and disconnections, lighter and more compact design than all comparable products without compromising the robustness or strength

Failsafe: LiftLOK™ tools can only be released under zero-load condition, ensuring no risk of accidental disconnection

Class: LiftLOK™ tools are designed, manufactured and tested in accordance with applicable industry standards including ABS, DNV, BV

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