Maritime rope supplier Lankhorst Ropes has introduced a new towline connection aimed at providing tug owners with a quicker and safer method of connecting the various components that make up a towline.
Towing operations now have a shiny new alternative to the commonly used cow-hitch, but why?
Netherlands headquartered maritime ropes supplier, Lankhorst Ropes, claims to have enhanced the performance of its LankoForce rope with the introduction of the latest high modulus polyethylene (HMPE) yarns from Dyneema.
Netherlands-based Lankhorst Ropes is exhibiting at SMM 2014 where it will present innovations in stronger and safer maritime ropes and through-life support.
Maritime ropes producer and supplier, Lankhorst Ropes, has supplied Arctic vessel builder Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Inc with steel wire towing ropes for three new vessels.
Maritime industry publication 'Seatrade' has named Lankhorst Ropes has won the 'Innovation in Ship Operations' award at this year's 25th Seatrade Awards held in London recently.
Italian vessel builder Rosetti Marino has chosen a Lankhorst LankoForce rope for bollard pull testing for its new platform supply vessels (PSV) and anchor handling tugs.
Lankhorst Ropes Offshore Division has relocated its rope production facility for deepwater mooring ropes and single point mooring (SPM) hawsers to a new purpose built factory at Viana do Castello, Portugal.
The Lankhorst Ropes A3 splice has gained the Seatrade Innovation in Ship Operations award.
Maritime ropes supplier Lankhorst Ropes has developed an innovative, abrasion resistant coating for its Lankoforce ropes, simultaneously improving abrasion resistance and making the rope easier to handle.
Lankhorst Ropes has developed splicing technology that reduces the size and weight of the rope's 'eye' splice, making it easier to handle while still producing a rope that is almost a quarter stronger than traditional methods.
Operational costs are always an important issue in mooring operations and have become even more of a focus recently due to the economic downturn.
It is becoming increasingly more difficult to understand the difference in the quality of mooring ropes due to new products continuously coming onto the market, each highlighting different characteristics. A benchmark which is increasingly being used to measure the performance of ropes in the maritime industry is TCLL value.
Rope testing being conducted this year for the Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) by Dutch rope specialists Lankhorst Touwfabrieken BV will lead to further advances in high strength fibre ropes for deepwater applications.