Deepwater mooring rope specialist, Lankhorst Ropes Offshore Division is announcing a new improved creep HMPE mooring rope made with Dyneema® for a new generation of permanent deepwater moorings beyond 2,000m water depth, on booth 1353 at OTC 2012.
The Lankhorst booth will also feature the latest developments in cut-resistant jackets for fibre rope mooring lines, and Lankhorst Mouldings’ buoyancy modules for fibre rope mooring lines for the Goliat FPSO project.
Creep Gama® 98 rope moorings
Based on the Lankhorst Gama® 98 rope construction, the High Modulus Polyethylene (HMPE) rope made with Dyneema® has been engineered to meet the mechanical demands of 30 year deepwater offshore moorings. “Beyond 2,000m, platforms moored with polyester lines can experience high horizontal offsets which may exceed the limits of risers,” says Chris Johnson, sales director, Lankhorst Ropes Offshore Division. “The new rope’s improved creep, and higher stiffness, will provide the optimum station-keeping conditions for permanent moorings at ultra-deepwater depths.”
Source: Lankhorst Ropes, April 27, 2012