Leading maritime ropes supplier, Lankhorst Ropes, has achieved a significant milestone in its drive to set the quality standard for synthetic fibre ropes. International accredited registrar and classification society, DNV GL, has given Type Approval for the manufacture of synthetic fibre ropes used for mooring and towing of ships and high speed and light craft at the Lankhorst Euronete factory in Maia, Portugal.
The Lankhorst ropes covered by the Type Approval are: Lanko®force, and Lanko®force with a PES / Dyneema® jacket and Tipto® jacket, Tipto®Twelve, Euroflex® and Eurofloat® Premium and Strongline which also includes anchoring applications. From its distribution centre in Dordrecht and global stock point network, Lankhorst is now able to issue a DNV GL F497 ‘Certificate of Test and Examination of Fibre Ropes’ for each rope supplied. Customers are able to access the copies of the DNV GL Type Approval via the Customer Portal – a central repository for information and approvals for each rope.
Specifically, the ropes comply with DNV GL class programme DNVGL-CP-0100 – type approval – synthetic fibre ropes for towing, mooring and anchoring, and DNV GL rules for classification – Ships and High Speed and Light Craft.
“We are delighted to have received Type Approval for our ropes. It represents another milestone in our commitment to set the quality standard for maritime ropes. Customers buying Lankhorst Ropes can be assured of their performance and quality,” said Hans Pieter Baaij, commercial director, Lankhorst Ropes.
In addition to Dordrecht, DNV GL F497 certificated ropes are available for Lankhorst Ropes’ global stock point network including: Fujairah, Houston, Panama, Rotterdam and Singapore.
For further information on maritime ropes from Lankhorst Ropes, visit www.lankhorstropes.com.