Lankhorst Ropes Offshore Division is announcing the latest results of offshore trials of its Lankofirst synthetic fibre rope mooring connector on booth 1517 at OTC 2013.
The trials have shown a significant reduction in mooring line deployment times and improvements in health and safety using the Lankofirst connector, compared with traditional mooring line plate links and thimbles.
The Lankhorst booth will also feature the ultra-low creep HMPE mooring rope made with Dyneema® for permanent deepwater moorings beyond 2,000m water depth, and Lankhorst Mouldings’ buoyancy modules for fibre rope mooring lines for the Goliat FPSO project.
Lankofirst fibre rope connector
Developed jointly by LROD worldwide agent, Offspring International, Lankhorst Ropes and subsea mooring connector specialist First Subsea, the Lankofirst fibre rope connector is designed specifically for deepwater fibre connections. Smaller, lighter, stronger and more efficient than current plate links and thimbles, the Lankofirst is easier to make-up and the rope splice slimmer and lighter for the same MBL. The Lankofirst range includes rope-rope, rope-wire and rope-chain connectors.
Chris Johnson, sales director, Lankhorst Ropes said, “As offshore projects move to deeper waters the number of connectors per mooring line will increase, and so the ease of assembly and time saving benefits with Lankofirst will make a substantial impact of reducing mooring line installation times and thus deployment costs.”
Press Release, April 24, 2013