Crosby Group is a global leader and pioneer in offshore mooring equipment in the oil, gas and wind energy markets, and the recent acquisition of Feubo in early 2020 has further strengthened the company.
The new HFL Kenter shackle shows an improvement in the design of the popular Crosby Feubo NDur Link, which is used for temporary and mobile mooring applications, such as anchoring and anchoring on offshore platforms or ships.
Oliver Feuerstein, Global Director of Mooring Equipment at Crosby Group, explained: “It has a longer fatigue life and can be connected to various stud anchor chains or other mooring accessories such as sleeves and swivels. This feature enables Crosby Feubo solutions It is differentiated from other solutions around the world and is manufactured by using grade 6 steel.”
Oliver said: “The new Kenter Connection has passed the DNV-GL type approval and has a unique “Fastlock” system-proven to reduce project downtime and reduce the risks associated with traditional assembly/disassembly methods.”
Crosby Group provides connectors for anchors, chains, wire ropes, a range of synthetic materials, and various other components that are used in many applications by oil and gas and wind energy professionals.
Oliver continued: “As recognized by many end users and distributors of lifting and rigging, HFL Kenter is a better alternative to shackles, many of which are based on the Level 4 concept introduced in the 1980s. .”
HFL Kenter will have inventory in all major markets around the world, and Feuerstein pointed out that the product is selling faster than expected.
Feuerstein described its current customer base sentiment as “cautiously optimistic.” He added: “The sentiment in the industry has been affected by the global pandemic and falling oil prices. The message we have heard from customers is that by 2022, oil and gas will be back on track and demand for renewable energy will Increase. European offshore wind power is developing rapidly and is one of our main markets. We will continue to develop and optimize our products, and will bring many new innovative technologies to the market in 2021.”