Synthetic Fibre Ropes

Bekaert are a world leading manufacturer of mission critical rope solutions. We are committed to supporting every client with solutions that answer the challenges of the industry.

A global leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Bekaert also have a combination of over 300 years of experience in steel wire and synthetic fibre ropes. Providing solutions to thousands of customers across the world. Our heritage, combined with a strong vision, purposeful goals and impactful leadership have made us world leaders in our field.

Factors that make Bekaert unique, include:

The engagement and expertise of our people, who are at the core of our business. It is their knowledge, experience and commitment that provide the foundation of our competitive advantage.

Our technology leadership, provides a platform that separates Bekaert, in the market for mission critical ropes.

The ability to serve a range of industries, including renewables, offshore oil and gas, marine, mining, cranes, fishing and aquaculture.

Our global footprint, with 75 manufacturing plants in 25 countries globally. Bekaert are preferred partner serving customers in 130 countries.

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Our People Slicing a Synthetic Fibre Rope
Synthetic Manufacturing Locations

Enabling the mooring supply chain for floating offshore wind

Bekaert’s facilities in Coatbridge and Grangemouth, Scotland, boast a combined 8,000m2 of production area. Our Coatbridge facility has been providing solutions to the offshore and marine industries for over 20 years. Including deep water mooring ropes as well as single point mooring (SPM) ropes.

Grangemouth is our latest facility, is located at the heart of Scotland’s largest deep water container port. Therefore, is configured to maximise logistic efficiency for our customers. An additional 4,000m2 storage area, located directly beside the ports numerous deep water berthing quays, further improves product deployment effectiveness.

Backed by Bekaert’s global presence and technological support, customers can benefit from our commitment to local service. You can rely on a worldwide manufacturing footprint and sales network that is responsive to specific market needs.

Unlocking the advantages of synthetic mooring systems

The use of synthetic fibre ropes for mooring applications goes back decades. Prior to deep water mooring applications, they have been used for ship-to-shore mooring, towing and single point mooring (SPM).

Following various joint industry projects (JIP), polyester was established to have the desirable stretch characteristics for deep water mooring applications. And after some early success in the 1990s, it was widely adopted for projects in Brazil and the Gulf of Mexico.

An early example of a polyester rope mooring system was on a floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO). The vessel was secured in water depths over 1,400m using a 160mm diameter polyester rope. Many of the earliest polyester ropes used for permanent deep water mooring applications were manufactured at Bekaert's Coatbridge facility in Scotland.

By the 2000s floating offshore production had reached water depths of 1,800-2,400m. As a result, polyester synthetic fibre ropes were established as a tried and tested method for mooring. To date Bekaert's MoorLine Polyester range has a track record of 3 decades in operation. With over 1,000km of mooring ropes deployed in oceans around the world.

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