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The mission of the MTS Ropes and Tension Members Committee is to provide a forum for the discussion, interchange and publication of information on load-carrying tension members, such as synthetic and natural fiber ropes, wire ropes, chains, pultrusions, tension legs and associated connections and terminations. Primary emphasis will be on the use of these elements in the marine environment, but interest will not be limited to this field and will extend to other fields in construction, aerospace, rescue and recreation.

2011 Internatonal Rope Technology Workshop

Read about the 9th International Conference held in 2011.

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Evan Zimmerman
Offshore Operations Committee

Zimmerman has 10 years experience engineering, designing, constructing and installing mooring, riser, suction pile and lowering systems. He has had responsibility for planning, coordinating, managing and supporting field development, engineering, installation, and hook-up and commissioning activities for deepwater projects around the world. Various project types range from vessel hull optimization, MODU mooring system design, SPM design, FPSO mooring, SPAR mooring, barge mooring, drilling riser system design, production riser analysis, vortex-induced-vibration study and analysis, flare buoys, suction piles, failure analysis and heave compensated lowering systems.

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