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  1. Parker Parflex Division
24 November 2010

Parker Tests World’s Largest Polyester Deep Water Mooring Line

The Energy Products Division of Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has completed the testing of the world’s largest polyester, deepwater, mooring line. Parker began testing as a result of its qualification program as a supplier for ultra-deep water floating production units.

The polyester mooring line required a breaking strength of 2,300mt to qualify. Parker prepared two prototype samples for testing and both exceeded the breaking requirement by a substantial margin, with the highest result at 2,545mt.

Parker’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is located in Tonsberg, Norway. Its unique deep water quayside location allows manufacturing of the longest mooring lines for a given breaking strength in the industry. With this capability, Parker can reduce the number of mooring segments, which, in turn, reduces costs and enhances the offshore installation process.

The Energy Products Division of Parker Hannifin provides innovative project solutions (marine hose, power cables, mooring lines, high-pressure hose, custom umbilicals, surveying, metrology, and service) with customer-focused project management, for global energy recovery. The division is based in Stafford, Texas, US.

With annual sales of $10bn in the fiscal year of 2010, Parker Hannifin is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 55,000 people in 46 countries around the world. For more information, visit the company’s website.

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