Offshore Lifting and Installation

BEXCO has been instrumental in completing heavy lift projects both offshore and onshore with its custom-made solutions, which are built to match the toughest environments and conditions where our customers operate.
BEXCO offers various types of lifting and installation arrangements in Polyester, HMPE (Dyneema® or Spectra®) or LCP (Vectran®).
  • Polyester: the excellent fatigue life of Polyester and its resistance to internal and external abrasion gives the rope a very good service life.
  • HMPE (Dyneema® or Spectra®): with a same strength but a weight of 8 to 10 times lighter than wire ropes HMPE ropes are more flexible and much easier to handle; HMPE has a much better fatigue life and similar elastic elongation properties compared to wire.
  • LCP (Vectran®): with a same strength but a weight of 8 to 10 times lighter than wire ropes Vectran® ropes are more flexible and much easier to handle; Vectran® has a much better fatigue life and similar elastic elongation properties compared to wire; the fibre also has an excellent temperature resistance with a melting point of 300°C.


These materials can be produced in various constructions:
  • 8 or 12-strand
  • Ultraline®
  • Ultraspring: a spliceless round sling using one permanent three-strand core. This design allows short springs with high strength and easy handling. It has been designed for a longer life and flexibility.
  • Grommet


Round Slings: High Strength Round Slings in HMPE (Dyneema®), Aramid (Twaron® or Technora®) and composite of HMPE and Aramid, are used where light weight and high strength are needed in combination with a very accurate length tolerance (5mm). The load bearing fibres are kept parallel and laid into an endless loop, with no resultant strength losses due to twisting, braiding and termination of the fibres. They are encased in durable coated and laminated jackets made from Cordura®, with the option of using various heat and cut resistant fibres if required. This construction offers flexibility in design, whether the sling is used for general lifting, project specific lifting, sub sea installation (fluorescent jackets) or mooring.