Mooring & Tow Ropes

A proven and certified solution to replace steel wire or outperform low-cost synthetics

Dyneema® SK78

The fiber of choice for mooring lines

Using any HMPE fiber-based mooring line will lead to faster ship mooring and better ergonomics. However, only ropes made with Dyneema® SK78 fiber offer the highest safety and reliability from day one onwards. This is because they are built from an HMPE fiber material with engineered and improved characteristics to overcome the main failure mechanisms of a fiber rope.

Thanks to its unique combination of superior tension fatigue, creep life, abrasion resistance, high and low temperature performance, and a low environmental footprint – Dyneema® SK78 provides high reliability, superior service life and the peace of mind operators need to deliver cost-effective, safe, and efficient mooring in ever more challenging conditions. 

The 5 key factors

To read more about what gives mooring lines made with Dyneema® SK78 their superior service life and exceptional performance, click on the proof points below.

View our webinar on-demand

Recently we held our webinar ‘putting safety and reliability first, a guide to choosing the safest, most reliable and most cost-effective mooring solutions’.
In this webinar, Dyneema® experts will teach you:

  • The key factors to consider when choosing the right mooring solution, besides meeting rope strength and complying with MEG4
  • How to choose the right fiber for your mooring lines, and
  • How to choose the most sustainable mooring line solution

Whitepaper ‘Selecting the right fiber for mooring lines’

For more information on the exceptional tension fatigue properties delivered by Dyneema® SK78, download our new whitepaper. Convince your organization that it’s time to change to mooring lines with Dyneema® SK78.

Paper ‘Mooring line performance in warm climate and dynamic conditions’

Learn more about how Dyneema® SK78 is engineered to overcome extreme mooring conditions both in terms of load and temperature.

Bio-based Dyneema® outperforms all competing alternatives

DSM has taken the next major step in its sustainability journey by introducing the first ever bio-based HMPE fiber (branded as Dyneema®) and further reducing its reliance on fossil fuel based resources. Ethylene is the primary raw material used to manufacture Dyneema® fibers, and is the feedstock that will be transitioned from conventional to a renewable source via mass balancing.

Did you know that for every 100 meters, mooring lines made with bio-based Dyneema® have a carbon footprint that’s more than 1800 kgs CO₂ less than generic HMPE?

Customer success stories

Take a look at our customer success stories to see how mooring ropes made with Dyneema® proved to be very strong, reliable, and durable in the hardest environmental conditions.

COSCO Shipping Energy

“During these ten years, lines made with Dyneema® fiber have exceeded our expectations by the clear performance over lifetime, efficiency and safety benefits they bring. We are delighted to extend our relationship with long-term partner DSM and will apply lines made with Dyneema® SK78 fiber on further oil tankers.”

Zhao Jin Wen, Vice President of COSCO Shipping Energy

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MV Benita

“Since the bad weather prevented us from getting close to the vessel, the only option was to transfer ropes to the ship by helicopter. Ropes made with Dyneema® were the obvious choice; light enough for the job, while providing the strength we needed for the refloating efforts.”

Tug master Captain Kyriakos Goudas

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BW Shipping

“Dyneema® SK78 has a proven abrasion lifetime that is four times longer than generic HMPE. We can visually monitor them [the AmSteel®-Blue ropes made with Dyneema®] on an ongoing basis, allowing for better decision-making.”

Olav Lyngstad, head of LNG/FSRU & Supporting Departments at BW FM

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