Founded in 1934 as an industrial venture in Reykjavík to manufacture for the local market, Hampidjan is now the world leader in making and servicing quality offshore, seismic and fishing gear.
Product development is at the centre of the company’s activities. In the last two decades, Hampidjan has extended its market lead in the oil and gas industry by developing new ground-breaking products and innovative solutions. Multiple variations of its DynIce Super-Ropes are also in high demand for various commercial, leisure, yachting, mooring, military and rescue activities.
Hampidjan has global offices at the following locations:
- Hampidjan Iceland
- Hampidjan New Zealand
- Fjardanet Iceland
- Hampidjan Russia
- Hampidjan Canada
- Cosmos Trawl Denmark
- Hampiðjan Baltic Lithuania
- Swan Net Gundry Ireland
- Hampiðjan USA Seattle
- Swan Net East Coast Services Boston, US
DynIce Warp winch ropes
Specialised high-performance DynIce Warp ropes are designed for extreme deepsea lowering and lifting. DynIce Warp is the most advanced and complex design of a winch line for deepsea lifting and lowering as well as towing fishing trawls. The rope is proven for use on drum winches both in fishing and offshore and is very suitable for traction winches.
Wire ropes have limitations due to their own weight. At extreme depths the weight of the wire itself exceeds the working load limit. DynIce Warp has no such limitations, as the rope is lighter than water and floats even though it is stronger than wire rope of the same diameter.
DynIce Warp consists of six different layers to make a line with very high cross-sectional stability and axial stiffness. It is a heat set and stretched rope with a plastic core to ensure firmness and roundness. A durable cover of Dyneema overbraid is moulded on the main rope. The cover and main strength member is braided to ensure that the rope is totally balanced and torque-free and will not untwist at any load. The density is 0.96 to ensure that the rope floats, but if necessary can be adjusted to 1.2 to ensure that it sinks.
The construction of DynIce Warp makes it the most advanced high-tech rope design available. It has three separate and individual patents pending.
DynIce Deep Sea ropes
Large-diameter DynIce Deep Sea ropes are designed for heavy lifts and extreme deepsea lowering and lifting. The need for large-diameter ropes in very long lengths is increasing as drilling and installation is today feasible at depths down to 3,000m in certain areas. At such depths it becomes practically impossible to work with steel wire ropes due to their weight.
Synthetic ropes from high-performance materials like Dyneema® are a good alternative because they are lighter than water. The rope is available as a 12-strand braid with durable impregnation and with polyester, Dyneema, or a blended cover. The world’s largest 12-strand braider is used in the production of the ropes.