‘Like being at a Jimi Hendrix concert’
TTI's Nick O'Hear and Steve Banfield joined steel wire specialist Roland Verreet and a specialist audience at a three-day seminar held in Kristiansand, Norway during September.
The 50 seminar attendees included larger groups from MacGregor and National Oilwell Varco, in addition to representatives from MHWirth, Cameron, DNV GL, Siem Offshore and Red Rock – and also employees at Rolls Royce, Maersk and TTS Marine.
The three-day seminar was co-financed by Teknova, GCE NODE, VRI Agder, Kristiansand Municipality, Aust-Agder County, Vest-Agder County and the University of Agder.
Feedback received on conclusion of the event included;
“For rope enthusiasts like me, this is like being at a Jimi Hendrix concert for engineers. To dip into the knowledge of some of the most competent rope specialists in the world, is highly rewarding”, says Kai Ingvald Flateland, Senior Engineer at MacGregor Norway.
“There has been a tremendous development in fibre ropes lately. The characteristics of fibre ropes are changing, which produces more opportunities for us to utilize them for offshore load handling. We just need to know how to use them properly. Any mistake could be very costly”, says Arne Tomstad, Senior Project Engineer at MacGregor Norway.
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