Fifth consecutive GWR for the world’s heaviest steel rope, produced at Teufelberger-Redaelli’s Trieste plant
Teufelberger-Redaelli, a global leading brand bringing together two historic companies in the steel rope business, has achieved a new Guinness World Record with Flexpack, the world’s heaviest steel rope, weighing 495.9162 tons, has a nominal diameter of 160mm and a Minimum Breaking Load of 2166mT with a nominal length of over 4 kilometres.
The rope secured its fifth consecutive GWR in the engineering and technology field and was produced at the Teufelberger-Redaelli facility in Trieste. The manufacturing process spanned 7 months, involving over 50 resources in design, procurement, processing, and deployment.
The new design of this steel rope, provides a perfect combination of factors tailored to meet the most challenging subsea applications, such as offshore abandonment and recovery, and pipe laying operations The new design optimizes all axial and transverse forces to which the rope is subjected.
With unique features and applications, Flexpack has become the rope of choice for major players in the offshore industry, with over 65,000 tons of high-performance wire ropes ranging from 76mm to 160mm in diameter supplied for offshore applications. Teufelberger-Redaelli has produced over 1323 kilometers of ropes. This new rope, specifically will be used for abandonment and recovery missions on winches with a Safety Working Load of 750/1000 tons in subsea operations conducted in ultra-deep waters.
With this new milestone, an internationally unparalleled recognition following a series of Guinness World Record successes since 2010 by Teufelberger-Redaelli.
This achievement extends and confirms across all sectors in which the Group operates. Recently, Teufelberger-Redaelli secured significant contracts, including recent significant contracts in the cable car industry, such as the Point de La Masse in France (2021), Nebelhornbahn in Oberstdorf, Germany (2021), Tires-Malga Frommer (2022), the Kotor-Kuk route in Montenegro (2023), and Cima Grawand – Maso Corto (2023). .
Teufelberger-Redaelli systems are also applied in single-span bridges like Storebælt Bridge, Tana Bru, Dalsfjord Suspension Bridge, Tillf Bridge, and Strömsund Bridge, as well as in pedestrian/cycle bridges like the Dubai Canal walkways, Scioto River Pedestrian Bridge in Ohio, and Sky Bridge 721-Dolni Morava, the world’s longest suspended bridge.
Teufelberger-Redaelli ropes have found application in famous projects worldwide, including the London Eye and the High Roller Ferris wheel in Las Vegas, as well as in applications for large facades and structures like the Shed Cultural Center in New York and the Diversity Garden in Canada. They are also used in large football and Olympic stadiums such as the Miami Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium, Motera Cricket Stadium, and stadiums in Cairo, Valencia, and Budapest.
“We are thrilled and very proud of this new record, which celebrates not only our project management capabilities and continuous improvement of our products but also our ability to provide the best technologies to our customers,” emphasized Markus Würcher, Chief Executing Officer of Teufelberger-Redaelli.