International maritime ropes manufacturer, Lankhorst Ropes, has signed a joint alliance agreement with Franklin Offshore to hold stock and distribute its high quality fibre and steel wire ropes in Singapore, further consolidating Lankhorst’s relationship with the region’s leading integrated rigging and mooring systems supplier.
Lankhorst has a global network of rope and confectionery stockpoints within easy reach of major international shipping channels and ports. Vessels use the stockpoints as part of a scheduled mooring rope replacement programme or to replace a damaged rope. The Singapore stockpoint will offer Eurofloat Premium, Euroflex tails, Euroflex, and Tipto Winchline fibre mooring ropes as well as the Lankofour, a 4-strand, and Lankopack, a multi strand, non-rotating hoisting wires and Lankotop Compacted, an 8-strand luffing wire, for the use on vessel cranes.
In addition to managing the stocking and distribution of the mooring ropes, Franklin Offshore is also Lankhorst Ropes’ regional partner for Dyneema synthetic heavy lift slings in Asia.
In South Korea, Lankhorst’s mooring ropes agent is with Franklin Offshore Korea.
“Over the past two years, we have developed a close strategic partnership with Franklin Offshore through our successful collaboration on a number of heavy lift projects involving synthetic heavy lift slings,” says Wilco Stroet, managing director, Lankhorst Ropes. “Working with Franklin Offshore, we are able to offer our customers in South East Asia a more comprehensive, one-stop solution for their rope requirements.”
Ian Lew, Executive Director at Franklin Offshore, said, “Having utilised Lankhorst’s range of high performance synthetic slings, and more recently OCIMF MEG4 compliant mooring ropes, Franklin Offshore and our customers recognise the benefits gained from the reliability of Lankhorst’s quality rope design and production. We look forward to continuing our successful partnership through the new Singapore stocking arrangement.”
Franklin Offshore International Pte. Ltd. is one of world’s largest steel wire rope distributor, and leading provider of quality rigging and mooring solutions to the global offshore construction, oil and gas and offshore renewable industries. Part of WireCo WorldGroup, Lankhorst Ropes is a technology leader and innovator in fibre ropes for mooring, towing and heavy lift applications.
For more information on Franklin Offshore, visit www.franklin.com.sg.