Portugal Production Facility
Lankhorst Ropes’ Portuguese factory is dedicated to the design, production and testing of offshore mooring ropes and specialty products such as deep water installation ropes.It is situated at Viana do Castello, on the coast 80 km north of Porto.
The factory covers some 3,600m² production facilities together with 2,400m² storage area. Situated close to the quayside, large reels of deepwater mooring rope are easily transferred for load out.
Brazil Production Facility
Based in Queimados, Rio de Janeiro, Lankhorst Euronete Brasil (LEB) specialises in the manufacture of synthetic ropes for the offshore and maritime markets. Following an $8 million dollar investment, and the addition of a new production line effectively doubling the size of the plant, LEB is now the largest manufacturer of Deep Water Mooring ropes, primarily for the South American market.
Global Synthetics Research Centre
Close to the Viana do Castello factory is the Global Synthetics Lankhorst Euronete research and development centre in Maia, Portugal. In addition to undertaking fundamental research and product development into new rope constructions and materials, the centre includes a rope test machine enabling full scale proto-type testing of offshore ropes at breaking strengths up to 1200 tonnes. As well as tension-tension fatigue, stiffness and elongation testing, the R&D centre offers simulation of installation and “What If” scenarios.