Fiber Ropes Group Formed by IMCA

Thursday, January 06, 2011

As marine contractors working in the offshore oil and gas industry contend with ever-deeper waters, lifting operations have become ever more complex and vital. Deepwater subsea lifting increasingly involves fiber ropes, often because of their relative lightness. They may be short lifting slings or long running rigging which passes through sheaves and is stored on winch drums. The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) established an international Rope Forum in the first half of 2010 to address rope-related issues. Now the Forum has established a sub workgroup to look at the subject of fiber ropes. The workgroup has now identified members and will be meeting for the first time early in 2011.
 
“The establishment of the fiber rope sub workgroup was just one of the topics discussed at the second meeting of the IMCA Rope Forum in early November,” explained IMCA’s Technical Director, Jane Bugler. “Other topics included the need for guidance documents on Flemish eye and socket terminations. The interest in the Rope Forum continues to grow and the next meeting has been arranged for February 2011 in Aberdeen. IMCA members and non-members are encouraged to participate in this lively and active event. If anyone would like further information on the on the activities of the Rope Forum they should contact my colleague Paul Bayliss at IMCA.”

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

News

Easing US Oil Export Ban Unlikey to Raise Gasoline Prices

A government study on Thursday essentially supported the notion that easing the decades-old restriction on exporting U.S. crude was more likely to lower than raise

Keel Laid, Fabrication Started on 2 Navy Warships

This week, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works celebrated two milestone events for the Arleigh Burke-class program. On October 30, Bath Iron Works held a keel laying

Bulker Arrives to US on Her Maiden Voyage

The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the Kypros Unity, commanded by Capt. Wilfredo F. Itable of Cyprus, on her maiden voyage Oct. 28. Capt. Itable and his 20-member

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1153 sec (9 req/sec)