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Bridon scores big in Brazil

Bridon do Brasil scores a big offshore crane award with Petrobras.

The company has scored a big win with Brazilian national petroleum company, Petrobras, to supply galvanized 34LR PI ropes to offshore rigs, further strengthening its relationship with the organisation.

Chris Dugan, President, Americas at Bridon International, said:
“This is great news. We have won the contract to supply cut lengths of galvanized crane rope to Petrobras.

“We are delighted to have secured this prestigious contract and we were up against some big names in the industry, this demonstrates that Bridon’s quality, performance and proven product range positions us at the forefront in technological leadership.

“Our lead time, technical audit and commitment to a bend fatigue analysis were contributing factors to our success.” 

Part of our commitment is to undertake a major bend fatigue test program in compliance with Petrobras test specifications on 35 rope samples containing several conventional and multi-strand constructions. The ropes involved ranged from 16 mm through to 50mm in diameter and are used in an offshore crane application.

Petrobras is Brazil's federal energy major with< upwards of 135 production platforms, 15 refineries, 31,000 kilometers of pipelines and more than 8,000 service stations.

The three year contract adds to the increase in Bridon’s sales to Petrobras and other Brazilian offshore operators in the last two years.

“Having a local sales force, warehouse and technical team located in Macae has proven to be a fantastic success for Bridon. This local team complements the company’s strong UK-based Offshore Oil and Gas team and we look forward to further increasing our sales in this area,” added Chris.