Steady As You Go - RAPTOR Davits and XPLORA Pigtail Anchors Hold Fast
The Ribbon, Darling Harbour, NSW
XPLORA Pigtail Anchors
TRAVEL8 Static Line Systems
Located in the heart of Darling Harbour, The Ribbon will transform Sydney's skyline with its flowing shape and undulating curves.
The $700M redevelopment will make a spectacular impact on the Sydney waterfront, providing a rooftop pool deck, restaurants, bars, fitness amenities and event spaces. It will also house the rejuvenated Imax theatre and give pedestrians links across Cockle Bay and from the Harbour through to Darling Quarter.
Although an architectural feat, the curving glass facades were incredibly challenging when it came to designing a system to provide rope access for cleaning and maintenance purposes.
Due to the curvature of the building, it was necessary to create extendable RAPTOR rope access davits. Fortunately our engineering and manufacturing teams were able to design and produce these specialised systems in-house ensuring a happy customer who was delighted we could meet the somewhat difficult brief.
Additionally XPLORA pigtail anchors, a new SAYFA product development, were installed to provide lateral restraint for rope access.
"The beauty of these anchors is that they hold the operator in place at selected points down the building giving them the stability to perform their tasks. They are a new addition to our anchor range and it was great to see them being used for this iconic project," said Barry Voss, Sales Manager.
XPLORA pigtail anchors allow workers more stability and accessibility to irregularly shaped facades.