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LankoŽDeep AHC – OTC Spotlight on New Technology Award

22 April 2016
 
Lankhorst Ropes’ Lanko®Deep AHC rope, as an integral of the Soft Rope System, has been selected as a winner of an OTC Spotlight on New Technology award at this year’s OTC. An outstanding achievement!

Lanko®Deep AHC is based on Dyneema DM20 XBO synthetic filament optimized for cyclic bending with a proprietary rope coating technology.  The new rope has 12 stranded braids where each strand is a three-strand rope. This construction, combined with the DM20’s XBO coating, helps reduce the tension required to bed-in the rope, as well as reducing internal heating and abrasion. In addition, the rope can be inspected and is also repairable, it is an innovative solution for deepwater deployment.

As an integral part of the Soft Rope System, Lanko®Deep AHC rope addresses two issues that have inhibited the deployment of subsea processing equipment in deepwater (>1,300m water depth): the self-weight of the steel wire rope, and the ability to store and spool long lengths of fibre rope on a winch.  Where the self-weight of the steel wire exceeds 40% of the total deployment weight, the Soft Rope System provides a practical alternative.  

The OTC Spotlight on New Technology Award is industry recognition for the contribution of Lankhorst rope technology to the Soft Rope System breakthrough in deepwater deployments,” says Sérgio Leite, Sales Director, Lankhorst Ropes Offshore.

Lanko®Deep offers significant operational and environmental benefits compared with steel wire ropes. Operationally the ropes are easier to handle, and allow engineers to lift and deploy the maximum load without the need to factor in the self-weight of steel wire. Moreover, the Soft Rope System enables the use of smaller vessels of opportunity, and less powerful winch technology, which in turn reduces the amount of fuel required, providing both environmental as well as financial benefits.

OTC Spotlight on New Technology awards

The OTC Spotlight on New Technology awards will be presented at 1600 hours, 2 May, in the NRG Center Rotunda Lobby.

For more information, contact Sergio Leite, Sales Director, Lankhorst Ropes Offshore on sergioleite@lankhorsteuronete.com and visit www.lankhorstropes.com.