Restech Norway was established in 1989. Our main office is located in Bodø, a small city above the Arctic Circle in Norway. We are the manufacturer of the Pneumatic Line Thrower (PLT®) and related line throwing and rescue devices. Our products are well known and recognised all over the world among users that need line-throwing tools, both as rescue and working tools.
Traditionally, throwing a line has been done by hand or in some cases with the use of pyrotechnic rockets. Restech Norway makes use of compressed air for throwing lines.
Starting off producing only one model, in compliance with SOLAS regulations, the company now manufactures a variety of projectiles and lines based on the same base unit for launching. So no matter in what situation you need to throw a line, the right option can be found. Some of the main benefits of using the PLT are:
Everything is re-usable: this means that you can use it on daily basis at no cost, other than the refilling of air. The everyday line-throwing operations are much easier and more powerful. Users can perform training at no additional cost, which may prove essential in critical situations. Ships can be self-contained without the need for supplies from the shore.
Versatile: all projectiles use the same base unit. You just pick and buy the projectile best suited to your need. If you later decide on another projectile solution, it is only a small cost for additional projectiles.
Safe: with no sparks or flames, the projectiles can be used in gas and oil environments. All oil and gas related vessels can rely on this equipment. Both the SOLAS approved model and additional projectiles can be used for mooring and general line transfer.
No expiry date: the equipment is made from sea resistant materials and has no expiry date. The air cylinder may have to be re-certified every five years, depending on national regulations.
High precision: all projectiles are accurate even in heavy side winds.
The civilian reference list includes several main oil companies in major oil producing countries. Cruise companies use Restech Norway projectiles for mooring purposes. Applications for the projectiles have also been found by naval users, and coastguards in Norway, Finland, Canada, Malaysia, France and Iceland. Restech Norway currently supplies projectiles to the Swedish Navy and their fleet.
For special operations Restech Norway also produces the smaller PLT Mini. It is a lightweight version used by the special forces and smaller patrol vessels for general line transfer and is used by the Visby class. A combat version in all black with titanium grapnel is developed for the special forces for entering different constructions of up to 35m vertically.
Whatever you want to launch, Restech Norway can do it. Our flexible technology solutions have attracted projects from flare ignition systems for oil installations to launchers used for setting satellite-transmitters on the backs of whales for research purposes.
Restech Norway is ISO 9001-2000 certified and has the MED D 642 ships-wheel for their SOLAS equipment.