Deep-water fibre tethers project

The National Engineering Laboratory has launched a project to measure the durability of deep-water fibre tethers, with sponsorship from oil and gas firms. The project, backed by BP Amoco, Chevron, Elf, Norsk Hydro, and Shell, and run in conjunction with Tension Technology International, will produce data on the fatigue performance and strength loss of polyester rope for mooring.

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