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High-Tech Ropes for Deepsea Lifting and Lowering

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.

Skarfagarðar 4,
104 Reykjavík,
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High-tech ropes for deepsea lifting and lowering

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:

At 3,000m depth steel rope weighs 37.2t but DynIce has a buoyancy of 0.46t.
Diameters range up to 200mm, and 220mm including cover. Breaking strength is 2,500t.
MV Seabed Worker is equipped with DynIce Warps on a standard winch for salvage operations down to 6,300m.
  • 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.

Knarr Field, North Sea

Knarr (formerly Jordbaer) oil and gas field is located in production licence 373S of block 34/3 in the Norwegian North Sea.

Skuld Offshore Field, Norwegian Sea

Skuld offshore field, formerly known as Fossekall / Dompap, is located within the Halter Bank area, north of the Norne Field at blocks 6609/10 and 6608/11 in the Norwegian Sea.

Pazflor Field Development

Pazflor is located in deepwater offshore Angola block 17, 150km (93 miles) off the coast of Angola and 40km (25 miles) n

Hampidjan’s DynIce Warp Rope Used to Retrieve Apollo 11 Motor

It is 44 years since Neil Armstrong first stepped on the Moon to mark one of the most significant points in human history, and recently one of the motors of the Saturn V rocket that took him there was retrieved from the seabed at a depth of 4,600m off Bermuda.

20 May 2015

Hampiðjan Iceland

Skarfagarðar 4
104 Reykjavík

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