Hendrik Veder Group achieves sustainability targets with environmentally friendly lubricant

Hendrik Veder Group has supplied two non-rotating cables as a part of a prestigious new offshore project. Each of the two 350-metre cables has a diameter of 114 millimetres and they are treated with sustainable Elaskon WR environmentally acceptable lubricant (EAL).  EAL is biodegradable and non-bioaccumulative. It also has a minimal impact on aquatic ecosystems (including fish, marine plant life, etc.). This lubricant is mandatory for use in equipment with oil-to-sea interfaces, whenever feasible. Since 2013, it is also required for use in territorial waters of the United States. Unlike other companies, which sell cables for single use only, Hendrik Veder Group explores options for sustainably reusing cables and hoisting equipment. The company’s approach protects the environment while also boosting profitability for its clients. During this project, Hendrik Veder Group worked alongside its client to design steel cable reels specifically for this offshore installation. As a result, the cables were immediately ready for use upon delivery, which makes them even more sustainable.