Lankhorst Ropes has appointed lifting company W. Giertsen Services AS as sales agent in Norway.
Under the agreement, Giertsen Services will offer Lankhorst synthetic fibre tethers for mooring flexible risers, umbilicals, cables and mid water arches (MWA) systems.
Lankhorst tethers are made from high modulus polyethylene (HMPE) rope using a Gama98 or LankoForce construction to provide the strength and mechanical performance. Each tether is customised for the subsea application and includes a protective jacket and polyurethane coating, together with ROV handling points for ease of installation and maximum service life, the company wrote.
The fibre tethers are manufactured at the deepwater rope production facility at Lankhorst Euronete Portugal SA.
“W. Giertsen Services has the experience, and technical expertise, in offshore applications that we were looking for. With this agreement we look forward to working with Giertsen Services to develop the market for fibre tethers offshore Norway,” said Sergio Leite, sales director heavy lift, Lankhorst Ropes Offshore Division.
“Lankhorst fibre tethers is an important addition to our growing range of custom handling systems,” commented Øystein Larsen, VP sales & technical support, W. Giertsen Services AS. “Lankhorst has an excellent reputation for fibre rope deployments in demanding offshore applications and is a good fit with our own in-house expertise in handling systems.”