To harness the wind better, get it up in the air faster.
At Cortland, we understand the challenging and critical nature of wind farm installation lifts. That’s why we design and manufacture custom synthetic sling solutions that provide higher performance and more durable service life compared to steel or commodity round slings—at a fraction of the weight.
Steel wire rope is heavy, difficult to handle, and slows down crane speed. That means more time per lift and decreased productivity. At the same strength, synthetic rope is approximately 86% lighter, so it’s easier to handle and safer to move manually. All of which means significantly reduced rigging time and a more efficient installation process.
Industry-leading, lightweight synthetic lifting slings.
Cortland is the leading supplier of high-performance custom synthetic fiber lifting slings to offshore and onshore wind farm installation contractors. We design custom lifting slings matched to the way components are shipped, the manner in which they will be lifted, and the hooks and other hardware to which the slings will be attached. Easy to move by hand and inspect, slings can be altered and repaired on site if needed. Whether your requirement requires a unique design or a modification to an existing product, our sales and engineering teams will guide you through every detail to ensure a successful solution.
Our high-performance slings are used for many operations in wind farm installations, such as for lifting monopiles, nacelles, transition pieces and vibration hammers, and erecting towers and tower sections.
Blade Handling Lines
Soft to the touch and ultra flexible, Cortland slings minimize the potential for surface damage when components are lifted, which is critical during blade handling and installation.
Wind Energy Brochure
When you must meet the technical lift specifications of larger and more challenging lifts, synthetic lifting solutions surpass traditional steel wire sling solutions through strength, weight, handling, and storage efficiencies.
Plasma® Synthetic Fiber Slings
Plasma® torque-free braided rope construction creates strong and extremely durable lifting slings, ideally suited for long-length lift situations.