Deepwater moorings are different from other offshore rope applications. They are long term applications, typically 30 years, and under constant load. Unlike wire and chain mooring systems at shallower depths that rely on the weight of the mooring lines to hold the surface production unit on station, polyester rope taut leg mooring systems use the elasticity of the rope to provide the restoring force needed. Lankhorst Cabral 512® polyester rope is preferred by naval architects looking for a ‘softer’ mooring where the platform motions are more compliant and riser friendly.
Lankhorst Offshore has supplied over 1,000,000 meters of deepwater mooring ropes for some of the world’s most demanding projects, including the Cascade & Chinook FPSO for APL/BW Offshore, Goliat FPSO for Eni Norge, Aasta Hansteen spar for HHITechnip and Appomattox semi-submersible for Shell, as well as, the majority of projects for Petrobras in Brazil.