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Lankhorst provides mooring ropes for BigRoll Shipping

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Lankhorst Ropes has announced that it has provided BigRoll Shipping with its Lanko®force and Euroflex mooring ropes. The ropes will be used on BigRoll’s MC Class vessels, which are designed to deliver modules and equipment for large projects. Two of these vessels, the BigRoll Barentsz and the BigRoll Bering, are being used for module transportation services for the Yamal LNG project in Russia.

A spokesman for BigRoll Shipping said: “BigRoll’s MC Class vessels are specifically designed for the marine transportation of major modules and equipment for large energy projects to some of the most remote and inaccessible areas on the planet, such as the Arctic region. The vessels have Finnish Swedish 1A Ice Class and as well as a very high ballast capacity in order to reduce loading and discharge times, thereby also increasing safety levels during these operations. Lankhorst’s Lanko®force provides the qualities needed to perform with both extremely heavy loads and challenging environmental conditions.”

Hans-Pieter Baaij, Lankhorst Ropes’ Commercial Director – Maritime, said: “Utilising DSM’s Dyneema® SK78 fibers, Lanko®force’s 12 strand braided design sets the benchmark for HMPE rope performance in mooring, towing, salvage and lifting. The yarn has a maximum strength rating of 35 cn/dtex compared with other HMPE yarns offering up to 30 cn/dtex, producing a stronger rope and making Lanko®force the ideal mooring rope for heavy marine transportation.”

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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