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Offshore Chains, Anchors, Mooring Wireropes and Deck Accessories

Baerumsveien 373,
N-1346 Gjettum,
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Established in 1951, Fossen Shipping is one of the longest standing suppliers of anchors and chains in Europe. Fossen Shipping has been supplying anchor chains for FPSO projects and platforms since the beginning of the North Sea oil exploration, starting with Ekofisk. The company is also a major supplier of anchors and chains to shipyards and merchant vessels.

Fossen Shipping’s long experience in the offshore market has enabled it to establish close relationships with a number of stocklists and manufacturers in Europe, Singapore, Korea and China. A small yet effective organisation, Fossen Shipping can provide competitive pricing in a competitive market. The size of Fossen Shipping is its strength as it has a much lower overhead compared to larger companies.

Fossen Shipping offers the following products to the offshore market:

  • Studlink anchor-chains
  • Studless anchor-chains
  • Shackles – Ramfor type and swivels
  • Triangular plates
  • Chafing chains
  • Wire ropes
  • Lifeboats

Quality-approved chains, anchors, wireropes and lifeboats

All chain products from Fossen Shipping’s manufacturers are approved by the major classification societies, DnV, LR, ABS, GL, BV, NKK and more.

Fossen Shipping has been a leading supplier of anchor chains since 1951 and offers a wide range of anchors and accessories to the offshore industry.
Fossen Shipping guarantees quality products by ensuring its manufacturers are approved by the major classification societies, including DnV, LR, ABS, GL, BV and NKK.
Fossen Shipping supplies a wide range of shackles, including type D-anchor shackles, Baldt and Kenter joining shackles.

Anchor chains for sailing vessels

Fossen Shipping’s European stockists mainly stock anchor chains for sailing vessels. However, in addition, Fossen Shipping supplies SSHP offshore type anchors of up to 25,000kg, complete with all major class certificates.

Offshore mooring chains and accessories

Fossen Shipping supplies offshore mooring chains and their accessories in all qualities from its Chinese business partners. This includes ORQ, R3, R3s, R4, R4s and R5, which are available in sizes up to 157mm.

Anchor-chain shackles and accessories

Fossen Shipping supplies the following anchor-chain accessories:

  • Type D-anchor shackles
  • Swivel forerunners
  • Anchor swivel-shackles – jaw-jaw type
  • Baldt joining shackles
  • Kenter joining shackles
  • Ramfor slim design connecting shackles
  • Baldt type pear shackles
  • Safety bow shackles
  • Mooring shackles
  • Thimbles

Mooring wire ropes, lifeboats, anodes, chocks, bollards and rollers

Fossen Shipping’s range of deck equipment includes:

  • Mooring wire ropes
  • Lifeboats
  • Anodes – zinc, aluminium, copper, etc.
  • Panama chocks
  • Bollards
  • Rollers

Fossen Shipping stocks and supplies a wide range of anchors and chains, which are available for export worldwide.


Fossen Shipping AS
Baerumsveien 373
N-1346 Gjettum

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