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Heavy Lifting Division

With more than 200 years of experience Lankhorst Ropes is a worldwide innovative company with fully equipped production sites and R&D departments, located in The Netherlands, Portugal, Greece and Brazil, equipped for the production of a wide range of products in maritime and offshore.

Since 2012 Lankhorst Ropes is member of the WireCo WorldGroup, with head office in Kansas City, USA. WireCo WorldGroup is the global leader in manufacturing, engineering, and distributing wire rope, wire rope assemblies, synthetic rope and electromechanical cable. With true global reach, WireCo WorldGroup can deliver the right products for your equipment and application no matter where your worksite might be.

Lankhorst Ropes is divided into three divisions:

  • Maritime Division with sales offices in The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Brasil and Australia. In order to support the business, Lankhorst Ropes carries strategic stock in Houston (USA), New York (USA), Los Angeles (USA), Fujairah & Dubai (UAE), Cape Town & Durban (South Africa), Rotterdam (Holland), Panama and Singapore, and has service points in Bilbao (Spain), Brisbane (Australia) and Rio de Janeiro (Brasil);

  • Offshore Division which trades synthetic ropes in the name of Lankhorst Euronete Portugal S.A. and operates from Maia and Viana do Castelo (Portugal), and steel wire ropes for offshore applications produced by WireCo WorldGroup manufacturing units in the name of Lankhorst Ropes;

  • Heaving Lifting Division which brings its expertise in rope construction to meet the demand for high performance, offshore lifting slings. It trades synthetic ropes in the name of Lankhorst Euronete Portugal, S.A. and operates from Maia and Viana do Castelo (Portugal).

Lankhorst Ropes continuously strives for improved product performance, customer satisfaction and product innovation. Lankhorst Ropes has been certified according to ISO 9001:2000.

World class heavy lift rope R&D and manufacture
Heavy lifting ropes and slings are manufactured at its new purpose built rope production facility at Viana do Castelo, on the coast about 80 km north of Porto, Portugal. The factory covers some 3,600m2 production facilities together with 2,400m2 storage area. In addition to rope production, the factory includes a large make-up and storage for the preparation of mooring ropes and heavy lifting ropes.

State-of-art-the-Art R&D Facility
Lankhorst Ropes is commited to the on-going development of heavy lift synthetic fibre ropes. The state-of-the-art research and development facility at its Global Synthetics Lankhorst Euronete division that markets the brands Lankhorst®, Euronete®, Phillystran® and Oliveira®.

In addition to the research & development facility, WireCo has recently invested pilot-scale equipment designed to strengthen Lankhorst Ropes' research capabilities into yarn extrusion and ultimately synthetic fibre rope performance in heavy lifting.

Heavy lift
Heavy lift is an area of growing importance offshore. Assembly of oil rigs and production platforms, as well  as renewable energy wind farms and wave devices, relies on the ability to safely lift large components weighing 1,000t - 5,000t.

Although steel wire ropes are commonly used for heavy lift, synthetic fibre ropes is now able to match the strength of wire rope, yet is much lighter. Moreover fibre rope allow contractors to optimise the lift capacity of the crane, as well as providing important handling benefits over traditional steel wire rope.