Synthetic Singapore slings

30 November 2018


Singapore-based Franklin Offshore will be partnering with Lankhorst, the fibre rope specialist arm of WireCo World Group, to develop the market for heavy lift fibre slings.

Franklin Offshore International Pte. Ltd. is one of world’s largest steel wire rope fabricators, and a leading provider of quality rigging and mooring equipment and services to the global offshore construction, oil and gas exploration and production industries. Part of WireCo WorldGroup, Lankhorst Ropes is a technology leader and innovator in fibre ropes for mooring, towing and heavy lift applications. Under the Co-Operation agreement, Franklin is the sole and exclusive distributor and representative to sell and distribute Lankhorst Ropes’ range of heavy lift synthetic rope slings in South East Asia.

“As a leading supplier of steel wire slings for many years, we recognise that recent developments in fibre rope slings by Lankhorst Ropes now make it a viable alternative to steel wire in those projects where the self-weight of the wire is too much for the vessel’s crane,” says Angie Tang, CEO, Franklin Offshore International Pte. Ltd. “Working with Lankhorst gives us access to not only market leading, high performance fibre slings but the technical know-how to assist our in-house team in developing fibre sling heavy lift systems here in South East Asia.”