Shaping Waves – Lankhorst Ropes partners with SurfWEC in development of more efficient wave energy converters

Lankhorst Ropes will develop a mooring system consisting of ropes and equipment interface which allows efficient energy capture whilst enduring the dynamic forces of the ocean.

Leading maritime ropes supplier, Lankhorst Ropes, is working with SurfWEC LLC, a partnership led by marine engineering firm Martin & Ottaway, to determine the most efficient mooring system for SurfWEC's Wave Energy Converters (WECs). SurfWEC was formed to develop Wave Energy Converters using patented technology that shapes waves, enabling increased energy recovery rates.

Lankhorst Ropes will develop a mooring system consisting of ropes and equipment interface which allows efficient energy capture whilst enduring the dynamic forces of the ocean. Commenting, Mark Pieter Frölich, commercial director, Lankhorst Ropes USA said, "Lankhorst Ropes looks forward to bringing its knowledge and experience of offshore mooring to this partnership with SurfWEC. Increasing sustainability is one of Lankhorst's core values, and we are happy to join another project that will contribute towards this goal."

On the project, SurfWEC Chief Executive Officer, Rik van Hemmen said, "Partnering with industry leaders, such as Lankhorst Ropes, will help SurfWEC develop a technically and commercially viable Wave Energy Converter design. Working with Lankhorst Ropes and WireCo gives SurfWEC access to a range of high performance ropes as well as decades of offshore mooring expertise."

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About Lankhorst Ropes
Lankhorst Ropes is a world leading supplier of synthetic fiber and steel wire ropes for the maritime and offshore industries. As a Royal Lankhorst Euronete Group company, Lankhorst Ropes is also part of one of the world's largest steel
and fiber rope manufacturer, WireCo® WorldGroup.

Founded in 1803, and based in Sneek in The Netherlands, Lankhorst Ropes' core business is the development and production of high performance, synthetic and steel wire ropes for mooring and anchor systems, as well as towing and crane hoisting and luffing applications. Its global network of stock and service points includes Bilbao, Brisbane, Cape Town, Dordrecht (NL), Dubai, Durban, Fujairah, Houston, Panama, Philadelphia, Retford (UK), Rio de Janeiro, Rotterdam, Singapore and Sneek. For more information visit

About WireCo® WorldGroup
WireCo® WorldGroup manufactures and sells value-added products under several brands that are recognized throughout the world and used in a wide range of market applications. WireCo® WorldGroup is headquartered in Prairie Village, Kansas with manufacturing plants, distribution facilities and research and development centers worldwide.
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