Having recently been awarded ISO 9002 Quality Management certificate by Det Norske Veritas, Anchor Industries of Cape Town is set to offer the international marine community world-class services and products. They have aligned themselves with highly reputable European manufacturers of steel wire ropes - BTS, shackles - GN Rope Fittings, chains and fittings - Scana Ramnäs and heavy lifting specialists - United Offshore Services.
According to Dale Hutcheson of Anchor Industries, the international standard will give them more worldwide acceptance especially in the offshore industry. “If you want to be serious about supplying the offshore industry, you have to offer reliable, quality products,” he said. Anchor Industries has also concluded a deal with the George Craig Group that will allow them to provide a rental option for items such as anchors, pennant wires, shackles, sub surface buoys as well as rigging equipment such as a wire rope spooling unit and spare reels. With about R4 million worth of equipment due to arrive at the end of June, the company will be well placed to provide offshore rigs with rental equipment.
The cost benefit of hiring equipment with comprehensive certificates of test is obvious. With 20 to 30 rigs operating up the West Coast of Africa, all in need of equipment, Cape Town with its well-respected ship repair industry is a logical choice for rig operators to find needed services.