The future is green
Renewable energy sources are more in demand than ever. In a drive to reduce the carbon footprint of energy production, governments and utility companies have been spending time, effort, and money to develop green energy solutions.
Wind, tidal, and wave are compelling examples of green energy solutions where FibreMax is at the forefront of research and development. After the development of wind farms both off- and onshore, the focus shifted towards deeper water. Floating platforms and Tension Leg Platforms are being tested and, in the near future, commercialised. We, as FibreMax, are heavily involved in the designing of several Tension Leg Platforms.
Wave buoys are tethered by FibreMax cables transmitting the wave power to the pumps generating electricity through a hydroelectric generator. Our FibreMax tethers are the first choice for attaching wave-buoys since they can withstand millions of load cycles and allow easy handling and installation.
Your benefits with
Your benefits of choosing our FibreMax lightweight synthetic fibre mooring tethers:
- 80% lower weight than steel wire rope (at the same MBL)
- 10% smaller diameter than steel wire rope (at the same MBL)
- 30% lower weight than braided ropes (at the same MBL)
- 30% smaller diameter than braided ropes (at the same MBL)
- No construction stretches
- No “bedding in.”
- Accurate production length
- No yarn-on-yarn abrasion
- No maintenance required
- Easy handling and installation due to lightweight
- Less installation time and cost
- Smaller/lighter TLP construction
- Minimal marine growth on tethers
- Lifespan covering millions of load cycles (30 years service life)
Thanks to our production process, we get the highest yield from every fibre. As a result, our FibreMax cables have the highest possible efficiency, lowest weight and exact lengths.
FibreMax solutions for
TENSION LEG PLATFORMS
1. Mining & Rigging
Surface mining is considered an extremely harsh and demanding environment. Surface mining relies strongly on the availability and effectiveness of key assets, such as draglines and rope shovels.Read more
2. Offshore & Onshore Cranes
Today’s crane business focuses on heavy lifts at increasing reach and heights. Lifting offshore structures, power plant jobs, nuclear work, infrastructure projects, and windmill erection calls for cranes that reach increasing heights.Read more
3. Other Applications
We, as FibreMax, are the recognised worldwide leader in producing customised high-performance fibre cable solutions. With our experience, expertise and technology, our engineers can translate your requirements and needs into cable solutions meeting your complex challenges.Read more
4. Structural Engineering
The know-how of FibreMax with respect to cable constructions, characteristics, cable behaviour, end fittings, dimensions and tolerances as well as our experience is of great importance in the world of “heavy lifting”.Read more