Singapore-based, Franklin Offshore International Pte. Ltd. and leading fibre ropes manufacturer, Lankhorst Ropes, have celebrated one year of successful cooperation in developing the market for fibre rope slings for heavy lift offshore projects in South East Asia.
Developments in synthetic fibre rope slings mean they now provide a viable alternative to steel wire ropes, offering faster lifting operations and as a result significant operational savings. Synthetic ropes deliver the same load bearing capacity as steel wire but with lower weight, and significantly easier handling.
“Working with Lankhorst has provided our customers with a greater range of heavy lifting options. The opportunity to use market leading, high performance synthetic slings has enabled operators to perform lifts that would not otherwise be possible,” says Mrs Angie Tang, CEO, Franklin Offshore International Pte. Ltd. “As the partnership between Franklin and Lankhorst progresses, we will continue to work with our customers to ensure they benefit from the latest fibre rope sling developments.”
“In its first year our partnership has produced several accomplishments including winning a large heavy lift contract and contributing to the success of many lifting projects in the region. We look forward to furthering our work together to enhance the productivity and safety of heavy lifting in South East Asia,” says Wilco Stroet, managing director, Lankhorst Ropes.
Over the past 12 months, Lankhorst Ropes’ continued research and development programme has given offshore installation companies the confidence to use fibre ropes for heavy lift projects where previously they would have used steel wire.