Frequently Asked Questions

Browse the list below for answers to frequently asked questions about Franklin Offshore Australia. If you can’t find the answer to your specific question please contact us for information.

What does Franklin Offshore Australia do?

We specialise in the supply and manufacture of rigging, lifting and mooring equipment for the mining, construction and offshore industries. We also provide services such as National Association of Testing Authorities Australia (NATA) accredited mechanical and non-destructive (NDT) testing, including certified visual inspections.

Where are you located?

Franklin Offshore Australia is based in Henderson, Western Australia with branches in Karratha and Darwin. We service local, national and international customers.

Can you supply, manufacture and carry out standards testing?

Yes. We manufacture and supply a wide range of rigging, lifting and mooring equipment as well as offering hire of lifting equipment. We carry out testing according to Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and Australian standards including NDT testing, inspections and re-certification.

What is NDT testing?

Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a quality assurance tool used to test materials, components and assemblies for flaws in their structure without damaging their future usefulness. We can carry out mechanical tests to 600kN and non-destructive testing (NDT) including magnetic particle inspection, liquid dye penetrant and visual inspection.

What is magnetic particle inspection?

Magnetic particle inspection is used for testing materials which can be easily magnetised. This method is capable of detecting open-to-surface and just-below-the-surface flaws.

What products do you sell?

While we design and manufacture rigging, mooring and lifting equipment for all your industry requirements, we are also Australian agents for leading industry brands and sell products including:

  • Wire Rope
  • Slings
  • G80 Chain and Fittings
  • Fibre Synthetic Rope
  • Shackles
  • Sockets
  • Anchors
  • Anchor Chains and Fittings
  • Fender and Buoys
  • Winders
  • Winches and Hoists
  • Materials Handling
  • Mobile Rigging
  • Load Indicators
  • Transport Equipment
  • Specialised Equipment
  • Miscellaneous Rigging

Who are your suppliers?

We are Australian agents for industry leading brands including:

  • Teufelberger – Teufelberger produces high performance and specialty wire rope including steel wire and synthetic rope for industrial, technical and marine applications.
  • Bridon – Bridon produces towing, mooring and synthetic rope for oil and gas, mining, construction and fishing industry applications.
  • Ingersoll Rand – One of the most recognised industrial and commercial brands in the world Ingersoll Rand has anchor winches and electric hoists suited to offshore, oil exploration, chemical, refining, shipbuilding, mining and tunnelling industries.

Browse our suppliers’ page for information about other suppliers and brands we sell.

What industries do you serve?

We are a leader in servicing the offshore energy industry, specialising in the supply and manufacture of rigging, lifting and mooring equipment as well as offering hire of lifting equipment and services including NDT testing, inspection and re-certification, mooring design, installation and analysis.

While predominantly focused on the offshore oil and gas markets, we also service a number of other industries and market segments including marine, construction, mining and crane. Visit our industries page for more information on the industries we serve.

Can I hire lifting equipment?

Yes. We have a large inventory of mooring, lifting and rigging equipment available for hire. We offer a complete rental, management and consultancy service with around-the-clock availability and proven customer satisfaction. Please talk to our team about your requirements.

How do I contact you?

The easiest way to contact us is via email at any time. Our head office contact details are:

Address: 7 Possner Way
Henderson WA 6166
Phone: +61 (08) 9410 6000
Fax: +61 (08) 9410 6001
Email: sales@franklinoffshore.com.au

We also have branches in Karratha and Darwin. See here for branch contact details.