Founded in 1803, Lankhorst Ropes has over 200 years of experience in the manufacture and supply of high performance ropes for mooring and towing applications.
Lankhorst Ropes being part of the world’s largest steel wire manufacturer, WireCo WorldGroup, can offer a comprehensive portfolio of synthetic fibre and steel wire ropes for the maritime industry.
All Lankhorst ropes are manufactured in EU using premium materials tested to OCIMF MEG4 recommendations and offer full rope traceability.
The company works closely with raw material suppliers – such as DSM Dyneema – to ensure the highest quality standards through manufacture, delivery and installation of the finished rope.
RELIABILITY AND SAFETY – certified according to ISO 9001:2015 and factories approved by many IACS members, such as Lloyds, DNV, BV and ABS, for both steel wire and fiber ropes.
INNOVATION AND HIGH PERFORMANCE – Lankhorst Ropes has a reputation for excellence in product innovation. They have developed several multi-award winning rope innovations, including the TIPTO® WINCHLINE anti-snap back feature, which received the ‘Innovation in Ship Operations’ award from SEATRADE in 2013.
SERVICE AND DELIVERY – Stock points at strategic locations and ports worldwide ensuring continuity of supply, fast service and short delivery time. Global network covers among others Rotterdam, Singapore, Dubai, Durban, Fujairah, Houston, Philadelphia, Bilbao, Brisbane, Cape Town, Dordrecht (NL), Retford (UK) and Rio de Janeiro.
SUSTAINABLE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY – Lankhorst Ropes is committed to sustainability in its products, conserving energy and natural resources wherever possible. The company has introduced the first recycling scheme in the maritime sector for retired ropes to assist you enhance your environmental policies. Additionally Lanko®force made of bio-base Dyneema® is the first ever sustainable mooring and towing rope produced in the most CO2 neutral and sustainable way.RESIDUAL STRENGTH TESTING – A continuous residual strength testing program is provided to assist in determining the optimum time to change the rope end-to-end in order to ensure the best economical life time and to optimize safety on board.
24/7 ONLINE ACCESS TO ROPE CERTIFICATES – Lankhorst Ropes provided as standard a manufacturer’s certificate for each individual mooring line, connecting shackle and tail which is accessible online. Certificates may be mislaid during filing or transportation. By having direct access to rope certificates, Lankhorst customers are able to instantaneously check all of their ropes’ details including construction, diameter, length, minimum breaking load and end termination.
Lankhorst portfolio includes a comprehensive range of synthetic and wire ropes with the key products being:
LANKO FORCE: Made of DYNEEMA is an excellent floating alternative for heavy steel wire ropes (corresponding weight is 7 times lower) in situations requiring manual handling of the rope for easier rope handling and reduced mooring time. Moreover, when replacing a common fiber rope, the reduction in rope diameter can lead to substantial savings in the weight and size of the mooring winches, for example, when incorporated in the design of a new build vessel the cost saving is substantial.
STRONGLINE: Made of 100% Polyester has a rope construction comprising a parallel core with a braided protective cover. The parallel core produces a far higher strength rope than might be expected for a rope of this diameter and material. A major advantage of using the rope in a product or crude oil carrier is that there is no requirement for mooring tails. This means a major cost and hassle reduction over the life of the vessel as there is no need for tail replacement every 18 months.
EUROFLEX: Made of 47% polyolefin and 53% polyester has excellent handling properties, softness and flexibility, combined with high energy absorption capability and abrasion resistance, make the EUROFLEX one of the best ropes available today for mooring and towing for both hipping and offshore operations.
EUROFLOAT PREMIUM: Made of 84% polyolefin and 16% polyester meets the requirements of today’s modern tanker fleet. This floating high performance rope is manufactured to the latest EN and ISO standards, and complies with OCIMF recommendations. The rope’s floating characteristic makes it a safe rope to work with while its high TCLL value ensures excellent fatigue resistance.