News Date : 23-Mar-2012
First HMPE ropes for deepwater permanent moorings at OTC 2012
Deepwater mooring rope specialist, Lankhorst Ropes Offshore Division is announcing a new improved creep HMPE mooring rope, made with Dyneema®, for the next 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.
Dyneema Max Technology for Gama® 98 rope permanent moorings
Based on the Lankhorst Gama 98 rope construction, the High Modulus Polyethylene (HMPE) rope, made with a new Dyneema Max Technology fibre grade from DSM Dyneema, has been engineered to meet the mechanical demands of permanent deepwater offshore moorings. Beyond 2,000m, platforms moored with polyester lines can experience high horizontal offsets which may exceed the limits of risers. The new HMPE rope's improved creep, and higher stiffness, will provide the optimum station-keeping conditions for permanent moorings at ultra-deepwater depths.
OTC paper – Development of HMPE Fibre for Deepwater Permanent Mooring
Sergio Leite, technical director, Lankhorst Ropes Offshore Division has co-authored, a paper on the ultra-low creep HMPE Dyneema, entitled: Development of Ultralow Creep HMPE Fibre for Deepwater Permanent Mooring, with J. Boesten, DSM Dyneema; M. Vlasblom, DSM Dyneema; and P. Davies, Ifremer. OTC Paper 23333 in Room 604, on Thursday 3 May at 9.30am.
Contact Dave Rowley, director, Offspring International to arrange a meeting at OTC 2012.