Through its brands CASAR and Lankhorst Ropes, WireCo WorldGroup supplies mission-critical steel wire ropes, synthetic ropes and hardware for towing, hoisting and mooring of ships.
For the marine industry, the company develops critical solutions for specific clients’ needs. Through its premium range of ropes, it provides high-quality products for shipping lines and offshore companies worldwide. With lengthily experience in marine applications, the company has learned to meet the specific demands of this market.
With its established brands CASAR and Lankhorst Ropes, WireCo WorldGroup is known for:
- Highest performance
- Global availability
- High-volume capacity
- Technical expertise
Steel wire ropes for marine cranes
CASAR is a leading manufacturer of high-performance ropes for demanding applications such as cranes and mining operations.
CASAR and Lankhorst Ropes – WireCo
The CASAR brand has specialised in rope technologies since being established in 1948, with its advanced wire rope products used for a variety of lifting operations.
Rope innovations that have been pioneered by the company include adding a plastic layer between core and outer strands, compacting, swaging and high-strength wires.
The requirements for ropes on ships are substantial and have different demands compared with applications such as mobile, tower or factory cranes. The leading ship crane manufacturers rely on products from CASAR, with the rotation-resistant rope POWERPLAST being a premium hoist item for heavy-duty ship cranes.
Flexible ropes for deck and harbour cranes
Rope solutions for deck cranes include:
Rope solutions for RoRo and dredging comprise:
- SUPERPLAST 8
Rope solutions for harbour cranes include:
High-performance synthetic ropes for offshore operations
As part of the Royal Lankhorst Euronete Group, Lankhorst Ropes is a leader in developing, manufacturing, training and support of high-performance, durable, long-life ropes for maritime and offshore operations.
Lankhorst Ropes has more than 200 years’ proven experience in rope innovation, throughlife service support, commitment to training and sustainability for maritime applications.
Based in Sneek, Netherlands, Lankhorst Ropes Maritime Division sets standards for maritime ropes through its leading brands Tipto® ‘Strong & Durable’, Euro®-family ‘Strong & Stretch’, and Lanko®-family ‘Strong & Light’. All these brands are manufactured in accordance with OCIMF and ISO standards, combining optimised levels of strength, safety and ease-of-handling.
Rope operations are made safer and simpler for crew through Lankhorst Ropes’ award-winning A3 splice and Tipto Winchline.
The reduced size of the A3 splice’s enables for easier rope handling, while the Tipto Winchline decreases risks for crew from rope snap-back when mooring.
Lankhorst Maritime Ropes include:
- Tipto Eight
- Tipto Twelve
- Tipto Winchline
Through its dedication to research, development and innovation, Lankhorst Ropes Offshore Division’s ensures its status as a world-leader in supplying riser tethers, systems for deepwater mooring and single point mooring, with its proprietary Gama® 98 rope construction.
Customers include Petrobras, Technip, Shell, Anadarko Petroleum, SBM Offshore, and Sofec.
Significant offshore projects Lankhorst has been involved with include ThunderHawk semi-submersible for SBM Atlantia, Heidelberg and Aasta Hansteen Spar platforms for Technip, Tahiti, Lucius, Cascade & Chinook FPSO for APL/BW Offshore, and Goliat FPSO for Eni Norge.
The offshore heavy-lift market is expanding for Lankhorst Ropes. The company’s aim is to optimise synthetic ropes’ technical performance in heavy-lift activities, with a sales team and technical personnel in Portugual and the Netherlands ensuring that much work can be performed in-house.
In addition, quality and engineering integrity are maintained from the project brief and manufacturing, through to rope certification and delivery of the slings.
Lankhorst Heavy-Lift slings include:
- Lanko Ultra round slings
WireCo WorldGroup offers wire and synthetic rope manufacturing services, providing a consultative approach to offer customers a reliable source for performance matched solutions to meet specific application and budget needs.
CASAR's internal processes are continually checked and improved to control production costs and increase efficiency.
The platform supply vessel PSV 5000 CD is a new class of ships offered by Damen Shipyards Group for transporting cargo and supplies to and from oil and gas rigs.
CASAR has been selected to provide its ropes for the largest tower crane in the world.
The differences between rope applications in harbours and international container handling are a world apart.
CASAR has announced that it will be showcasing at the TOC Europe in Rotterdam, Netherlands, this year.
More than 200 years since it was first introduced, the railway continues to be a key method of public and cargo transport.
The GOA Shipyard Limited has received 30 new ropes for its ship hoist, the heart of the GOA Shipyard.
Lankhorst's 'Through Life, For Life' rope support is the theme of Lankhorst Ropes' booth at this year's SMM exhibition in Hamburg from the 6-9 September, in Hall A1, booth 506. Also featured on the Lankhorst booth will be the award winning A3 splice and Tipto Winchline ropes.
CASAR has always been known for the extraordinary performance of its mining ropes. Now they have set a new world record in Australia's Northparkes mine, establishing a new milestone in the process. After 652,239 completed cycles, a service life of 46 months and more than 22 million tonnes of moved rock, the Turboplast M used for the work was gracefully retired.
The largest construction machine trade fair in the world, bauma, is to begin a few weeks from now in Munich.
Time is money. As trite as this empty phrase appears, if it concerns the construction of wind farms, then it is as current as it has ever been.
At France's Cadarache nuclear research centre, a unique global partnership is being created.
Lankhorst Engineering Products and Lankhorst Ropes to showcase their latest products at ADIPEC 2015 from 9-12 November, Abu Dhabi
Visit Lankhorst Engineering Products and Lankhorst Ropes at Booth No's 5310 and 5320 between the 9-12 November at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference and get a firsthand look at their latest engineering advances and wire rope products.
The growth of wind power in Europe is running out of space, both at inland and coastal locations. Logically, the next step is to develop offshore wind farms at sea. These installations are placed several kilometres off the coast and fixed to the continental shelf.