Deepwater Lowering System

Deep Tek, Lankhorst Ropes, and DSM Dyneema developed an integrated system based on Deep Tek’s winch technology for deploying and recovering payloads at water depths greater than 3 km. Deep Tek patented a spooling pattern that allows multiple layers of synthetic fiber rope to be spooled onto a load-bearing winch drum with no risk of cutting in. Lankhorst created a new rope design with optimized fatigue and load-bearing characteristics for use in the deepwater lowering system, based on DSM Dyneema’s DM20 XBO fiber and a proprietary coating technology.

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