Caley, Hampidjan form fiber rope venture

Offshore staff

GLASGOW, UK – Offshore handling system specialist Caley Ocean Systems has teamed up with Icelandic rope manufacturer Hampidjan to offer “steel-like” fiber ropes to the offshore sector.

By exploiting the performance characteristics of Hampidjan’s patented DynIce rope construction, Caley claims, it is possible to avoid the use of specialized handling techniques and even replace wire rope on cranes and winches without significant modification.

“Current challenges in the offshore market mean that operators and installation contractors are looking to achieve more with less,” said Caley sales director Gregor McPherson.

“The deployment benefits of fiber rope are obvious where steel wire self-weight is an issue. A growing acceptance of steel-like fiber ropes will enable greater utility of existing heavy -lift and deepwater handling systems.”

Caley is presenting details in a paper at OTC 2015 entitled “Developments in Deepwater Installation Systems.”


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