About OTS

OTS - High-Strength, Lightweight Fiber Ropes For Offshore, Seismic, Towing and Fishery

Offshore and Trawl Supply (OTS) is a leading manufacturer of synthetic fiber ropes for operational installations in the offshore oil and gas market. Based in Norway, it specializes in the production, design and engineering of high-tech fiber ropes, as well as combined products, including thimbles, shackles, chains and buoys.

The OTS factory, situated near Aalesund in Norway, is one of the most modern sites in Europe. Fitted with the latest production lines, it uses high-tech fibers to produce ropes with diameters of up to 350mm.

Customized fiber ropes
OTS’ ongoing strategy is to offer customized products. For this reason, the company is a close partner to companies within the towing and fishing industry and oil and gas industry, including seismic, exploration drilling, subsea installation, mooring and loading / offloading operations.

High-strength, lightweight fiber ropes
OTS ropes are mainly manufactured from Dyneema® HMPE fiber, produced by DSM in Holland. This material offers very high-strength, low-density and high-stiffness properties.

OTS´most known products are the Dextron® ropes and the OTS protective jacket™. The high quality Dextron® ropes are stronger than steel wire on corresponding diameter. Low weight and high breaking strength allows for new possibilities.

OTS’ fiber rope enables operators of offshore installations to easily carry out work at depths of 2,000m and beyond, and allows operators to carry the same length of rope at only 15% of the weight. This increases stability of the vessel and decreases fuel consumption, allowing the vessels to operate with greater flexibility.

Abrasion-resistant fiber ropes
Through extensive research and development (R&D) OTS has developed fiber ropes with the best characteristics and properties available. 
OTS’ ropes are typically fitted with the OTS protective jacket™, which is a patented technology that enables the rope to be more resistant to outside abrasion than any other existing rope, hence, increasing the lifetime of the rope considerably.

Third-party-tested fiber ropes
The properties of OTS’ rope has been tested in third-party laboratories and, compared to rival ropes, has emerged as a clear winner in such tests. Consequently, the value that OTS provides to the customer is significantly higher than that delivered by alternative suppliers.

Offshore fiber ropes, mooring hawsers, buoys and hardware
OTS offers a range of products like:
•    Dextron® ropes made of Dyneema®fiber
•    Ropes for subsea installations
•    Ropes for offshore loading / offloading operations
•    Main tow and other applications for the seismic industry
•    Mooring ropes for mobile and permanent units
•    Mooring hawsers made of nylon or polyester fiber
•    Ropes for harbor towing and escort towing
•    Emergency towing system and rescue towing rope
•    Backstrops, Warps, Gilsons and Sweeplines for fishery
•    12-strand ropes made of Dyneema, nylon, polyester, aramids and other types of fiber
•    Buoys
•    Hardware to fit specific arrangements


The fact that we are situated amongst the most experienced customers, gives us the unique ability to provide well tested and tailor made products, thus being flexible for innovative solutions.