Lankhorst Offshore has reached a milestone with over 2,000,000 meters of mooring lines produced over the past 10 years at its factories in Portugal and Brazil.
This milestone was achieved during production of the mooring lines for the Energean Power Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit for the Karish and Tanin gas fields.
Lankhorst Offshore manufactures deepwater mooring lines based on Cabral 512 polyester ropes. They utilize high efficiency sub-rope cores laid parallel within a filter system and an outer braided jacket. Each sub-rope is monitored during rope manufacture to ensure all sub-ropes have equal tension and length.
“Two million meters of deepwater mooring line is an important manufacturing milestone that reflects not only our production capability but also our technical and engineering skills and expertise,” says Rui Faria, senior vice president Oil & Gas Synthetics, Lankhorst Offshore. “Compared with our first mooring lines, our production is more streamlined allowing us manufacture ropes that are lighter, stronger and in many cases more durable to withstand the rigours of 30 years deployment in often congested subsea environments.”
Reflecting growing environmental concerns and cost pressures on the offshore industry, Lankhorst has integrated larger reels into its rope production processes at its manufacturing facility in in Viana do Castelo, Portugal. This allows multiple mooring rope segments per reel, streamlining mooring system deployment offshore.