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Welcome to Parkburn

Parkburn Precision Handling Systems is a specialist UK engineering company which designs, manufactures & installs onshore and offshore product handling systems, worldwide.

The Parkburn design engineering capability includes all required mechanical, electrical and hydraulic design disciplines, utilising the latest Inventor 3D design and modelling facilities, within our DNV-GL accredited ISO9001/14001/18001 quality, environmental and health and safety procedures, ensuring all client certification requirements and standards are achieved.

Parkburn designs and manufactures; Carousels / Turntables, Loading Towers & Loading Arms, Tracked Tensioners, Linear Cable Engines & Haulers, Heavy Lift Fibre Rope Capstan & Drum Winches, Saturation Dive Bell Handling Systems, Deck Winch Packages & LARS, Streamer & OBC Handing Systems and Fully Integrated VSD, Control & Instrumentation Systems.

Parkburn is proud both to supply and fully support a wide range of technically advanced, high performance, systems and equipment to the world’s leading constructors, installers and operators.

Parkburn provides quality equipment and drive & control systems to markets, including;

  • Renewables
  • Saturation Diving LARS
  • O&G
  • Deepwater-Heavy Payload
  • Power Cable Lay
  • Telecoms Cable Lay
  • Seismic Exploration
  • Naval Lifting and Deployment
  • Oceanographic Research



“the goal isn’t innovation. the goal is effectiveness. We strive for innovation because we want to be effective.”

Tim Stevens

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Encompassing the Dowty
50 Year Heritage

Parkburn Precision Handling Systems was formed in 2002, but our experience dates back much further. In 1968 a small team of Dowty Boulton & Paul engineers were tasked in conjunction with the British post Office, with developing a high speed & highly controllable machine for laying analogue telephone cables on the sea bed. In 1970 the Linear Cable Engine was born and from this market 1st technology the creation of Dowty Precision Handling Systems soon followed and became the world’s leading provider of marine telecoms handling systems and equipment.

The story now moves to the late 1980’s with the emergence of electrically driven systems and the beginning of the Parkburn / Dowty relationship. This culminated in the development and supply of another market 1st – the AC electric drive linear cable engine in 1999, which pushed the entire marine telecom cable lay market from hydraulic to electric drive, as the demand for new high capacity digital subsea (internet) cables gained momentum.

Parkburn’s leading edge drive and control technology provided the heartbeat of these new electric and PLC controlled high specification systems, and so most of the world’s leading subsea cable owners, operators and installers, benefited from the previously unseen levels of control, performance and reliability provided and, continue to do so today.

For Equipment, Service & Lease Hire

Tel: +44 (0) 1952 236040
Fax: +44 (0) 1952 236041

For Drives Systems & Controls Systems

Tel: +44 (0) 1698 828957
Fax: +44 (0) 1698 828948

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Case Studies

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Parkburn Will Be Attending OSJ 2019

Parkburn will be attending the Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference in London, 6th-7th February.

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MacGregor FibreTrac 1500 Crane Event

Parkburn will be attending the first demonstration of the MacGregors FibreTrac 1500 crane which features Parkburn’s own DeepWater Capstan.

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Subsea EXPO

Parkburn will be exhibiting at Subsea EXPO from the 5th-7th of February within Aberdeen AECC.

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Parkburn at OSEA2018

Parkburn recently participated at OSEA2018, a major international oil and gas exhibition held in Singapore 27th – 29th November 2018.

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Parkburn Announces New Asia-Pacific Appointment

Shon Laird, has been appointed to the new role of Business Development Director (Asia Pacific) adding further strength to Parkburn’s expansion plans.

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Asia Pacific Office Location

As part of its investment planning for future significant growth, Parkburn Precision Handling Systems has opened an office in Singapore.

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Website Update & Launch

Our goal was to create a website with a modern design whilst being user friendly, improving our existing and potential customers experience and journey with Parkburn.

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