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Push limits with Deepwater Installation Ropes

Operate safely in ultra-deep waters

Today's deepwater oil and gas fields are pushing traditional steel wire rope beyond its limits. At depths of 2,000 meters and more, the self-weight of steel wire rope starts to limit crane and vessel payloads, further driving up costs and complication.

It's time to cut the weight of the rope

The self-weight of a steel wire rope halves a crane’s capacity at 3,000 meters down. Ropes with Dyneema® are as strong as steel wire rope at the same diameter - but so light they float.

  • For everything from suction piles to subsea templates
  • Safely deploy and retrieve ultra-deepwater installations
  • No self-weight limitations at any depth

Shell Perdido Spar subsea installation in the Gulf of Mexico

Ropes with Dyneema® are used in the deepest offshore projects in the world. Shell, for example, chose Samson's Quantum-12 ropes for the Perdido Spar platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The platform’s subsea system has to work at depths approaching 2,800 meters, while handling payloads of up to 40,000 kg.

Deep Tek Soft Rope System increases every vessel's capacity

The Soft Rope System from Deep Tek opens up opportunities to use synthetic rope in ultra-deep water. With the AHC drum winch system, any size vessel can lift a heavier load than it can using steel wire rope. This increases a boat's productivity in relation to its size, boosting earning capacity and competitiveness.

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Dyneema® XBO Technology

Rope made with HMPE fiber already outperforms other synthetic fibers on bending performance. Now, with Dyneema® XBO Technology, HMPE ropes can have similar bending performance as specialty steel wire ropes. Result: Dyneema® XBO Technology significantly extends the service life of HMPE ropes under extreme bending conditions.

Where to buy

Only deepwater installation ropes made with Dyneema® bear the Dyneema® diamond. Only our licensed partners make them. Find your deepwater installation ropes with Dyneema® by clicking on one of our official partners, below.