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Contact: Heather Newland
Introducing EverSteelTM-X FSRU Mooring Line
The first mooring line designed specifically for FSRUs - GasTech 2017
Ferndale, WA – March 30, 2017 – Samson, the worldwide leader in high-performance rope and market leader in mooring applications, is pleased to introduce its newest fiber rope innovation at Gastech: EverSteel-X, a line designed specifically for FSRUs (Floating Storage Regasification Units) and other semi-permanent mooring applications.
EverSteel-X is a superior alternative to wire rope; providing all the traditional advantages of high modulus polyethylene (HMPE): light weight, abrasion resistance, improved tension and bend fatigue, no re-lubing requirements, and work force safety. EverSteel-X utilizes Dyneema® DM20 fiber, which provides necessary dimensional stability and high-quality performance over long periods of continuous loading, and performs well in long-term quay-side mooring arrangements. Its 12-strand construction enables thorough, easy inspection and line cropping, to allow for effective long-term maintenance. Samson’s proprietary coating technology results in minimized internal and external abrasion. The rope’s bold, bi-color blue and black stranding also allows for easy twist identification. These features result in a more efficient, ultimately more reliable, mooring arrangement.
Samson offers more than the rope itself, partnering with customers and providing line history tracking, monitoring, and life-modeling. The combination of Samson’s rope technology and service platform creates predictability to long-term rope behavior and retirement, providing assurance throughout the operational life of the FSRU project.
Samson is excited to unveil this new line at GasTech 2017, in Tokyo. Visit Samson at Stand Number 14-290 to learn more about EverSteel-X and the latest DSM fiber technology – Dyneema® DM20.
For over 130 years, Samson has been recognized as a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance ropes. Among its many innovations, Samson invented the double braid and pioneered the first high modulus polyethylene fiber ropes. Today, Samson engineers continue to pioneer the use of new fiber technology and the development of innovative coatings and constructions to produce ropes with unprecedented performance characteristics. Samson’s research and development team is meeting an ever-expanding market need for products with exceptional performance in critical applications. Samson is part of Wind River Holdings® portfolio of operating companies. For more information about Wind River Holdings® visit www.windriverholdings.com.