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About Us
Lankhorst Ropes is a member of the Royal Lankhorst Euronete Group. With more than 200 years of experience and 1,250 employees we are a worldwide innovative group with fully equipped production sites and R&D departments, located in The Netherlands, Portugal, Greece and Brasil, equipped for the production of a wide range of products in maritime and offshore ropes,technical yarns, fishing gear, Pure® composites, recycling and moulding material.
 
In July 2012, the Royal Lankhorst Euronete Group was acquired by WireCo WorldGroup, of Kansan City, Mo, USA. WireCo WorldGroup is the global leader in manufacturing, engineering, and distributing wire rope, wire rope assemblies, synthetic rope and electromechanical cable. With true global reach, WireCo WorldGroup can deliver the right products for your equipment and application no matter where your worksite might be.
 
Lankhorst is divided into three divisions: an Offshore Division which trades in the name of Lankhorst Euronete Portugal S.A. and operates from Maia and Viana do Castelo (Portugal), a  Maritime Division with sales offices in The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain, Arab Emirates, Brasil and Australia,  and a Heavy Lifting Division. Lankhorst Ropes also trades steel wire ropes for offshore applications from WireCo WorldGroup manufacturing.
 
In order to support the business, Lankhorst  Ropes carries strategic stock in Houston (USA), New York (USA), Fujairah & Dubai (UAE), Cape Town & Durban (South Africa), Algeciras (Spain), Rotterdam (Holland), Panama and Singapore, and has local sales points in Bilbao (Spain), Brisbane/Perth (Australia) and Rio de Janeiro (Brasil).
 
Lankhorst Ropes continuously strives for improved product performance, customer satisfaction and product innovation. Lankhorst Ropes has been certified according to ISO 9001:2000
 
The new Lankhorst Ropes site of 6000 m2 is located in Viana do Castelo, Portugal and became operational in September 2012. It is the most modern factory in the world dedicated to production of ropes for the offshore industry. Positioned near the port of Viana do Castelo, the facility is well suited to produce heavy deepwater mooring ropes.
 
Offshore International Ltd (OIL)
 Formed in 1991 to provide an unique and dedicated service to the offshore industry worldwide. Specialising in offshore mooring systems, OIL is able to evaluate any application and provide the correct solution to meet client specifications.
 
From individual components to complete turnkey packages, OIL experience and reputation for excellence positions them at the forefront of today's marine specialists. In addition to their own products portfolio, OIL is the worldwide agent for single point mooring systems. All equipments supplied by us is supported by its principals' total commitment to quality. All products are approved by the leading classification societies and supplied with the appropriate certification.

We offer complete project management, ensuring correct and total integration of each system, helping to eliminate operatings risks and ensuring targets are met.
 
We operate under ISO 9001:2008 and other industry related quality management systems, complying with all relevant safety and ecological standards, balancing the needs of man and environment.
 
Total System Management
We offer a comprehensive designed package, tailored to suit individual location and requirements and water temperatures. We concentrate on operational performance, reliability, safety and on time delivery.
 
Our bespoke packages can incorporate:
• Mooring hawsers
• Pick-up and Messenger ropes
• Chafe chains
• Support buoys
• Shackles
• Associated fittings
• Load monitoring equipment
• Marine hose and ancillary equipment
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Materials
In the manufacture of our mooring system hawsers, we carefully select premium quality yarns of multifilament nylon, HT polyester and blended fibres. For Submerged Turret Loading and recovery systems, we also use Dyneema® fibres. Hawsers can be supplied with Integral Flotation system and/ or PU encapsulation for increased durability and operational cost savings.
 
Construction
We manufacture in Double Braid, Circular Braided (Gama 98®) and conventional eight strand constructions. Double Braid is constructed with a separate outer braided sheath and inner braided core. The balanced flexible construction, distributes the weight and strength equally between the sheath and braided core. Gama 98® is constructed from high efficiency sub-rope cores laid parallel within an outer braided jacket. Each sub-rope is computer monitored during production to ensure all sub-ropes have equal tension and length. The outer jacket is essentially non load bearing.
 
Quality & Design
Continuous research and practical field experience, combined with the latest CAD technology have kept us at the forefront of the technological advancement in the design and manufacture of cost effective, safe offshore mooring systems. All Single Point and Tandem mooring systems are project designed and custom built under rigorous quality assurance conditions which conform to appropriate classification requirements and / or OCIMF 2000 Guidelines
 
 Technical Support Services
 As part of our total commitment to protecting our reputation for quality and service, our Sales Engineering support team is charged with providing invaluable technical support to all our customers. A far reaching service, this can extend from advice given over the telephone regarding the most suitable system for your individual requirements, to visiting operational terminals around the world, with recommendations given at first hand to ensure the most cost effective solutions to in-service problems.

The latest Computer Aided Design and Desktop Publishing technology allow us to produce "As Built" Drawings and fully documented manuals for any mooring system to accompany the QA and/or independent inspection authority certification.
 
Our Technical Department, responsible for research, design and development, product engineering and quality data management, is manned by highly qualified engineers and spectors. In addition to a fully equipped chemical laboratory for forensic analyses, we have direct access to in-house computer controlled testing equipment to evaluate, reverse bend, elognation, abrasion, tensile loading of yarn and fibre ropes with a load capacity up to 1200 tonnes.
 
OCIMF
We can supply a full range of products manufactured and supplied in stricts accordance with the OCIMF 2000 "Guidelines for the Purchasing and Testing of SPM Hawsers". Our technical department is committed to ongoing testing, developments, optimisation of rope designs, which is an ongoing process.