ERJ staff report (DS)
Doha, Qatar -- Trelleborg Marine Systems, part of Trelleborg Engineered Systems, has been awarded the contract to supply the largest marine fender solution project in history for the New Port Project (NPP) in Qatar.
Trelleborg has secured the $24.5 million (â‚¬19.5million) contract, which is the biggest ever order for fender solutions in both quantity and value. The deal is approximately three times larger than any other marine fender contract previously placed and is due for delivery commencing at the end of 2012 and completion in early 2015. The $7.1billion (â‚¬5.8billion) value port project is currently the world's largest greenfield port-development project.
Trelleborg will supply the New Port Project with 829 fender systems, including 557 super cone fenders for the port's marine services terminal, container terminals (one is part of phase one, and two further terminals ready for future development), flour mill and main vehicle terminal. Each of the container terminals at the new Doha Port will have the capacity to accommodate the world's largest container vessels.
139 ANP Arch rubber fender systems will also be supplied for the port marine services terminal and the vehicle terminal ro-ro ramp. 111 UE-V 250 X 3000 rubber fender systems are to be installed in the coast guard terminal, and finally, 22 SeaGuard foam filled fenders for a future terminal.
Trelleborg will also supply bollards and ladders for the New Port. 606 bollards will be supplied for the port marine services terminal, the three container terminals, the flour mills terminal, the vehicle terminal, the livestock terminal, the offshore supply base terminal, the coast guard terminal, the general cargo terminal and the cruise terminal.
This massive project will be handled by a dedicated project management team within Trelleborg, which will be based in Dubai. Technical support will be provided by Trelleborg's recently expanded Design Centre of Excellence in India.
Richard Hepworth, President of Trelleborg Marine Systems, says: â€œWe expect this type of project - requiring in-depth engineering and application know-how and total fender solutions, including a large number of large fenders - to become more prevalent due to the increase in vessel sizes and traffic coming through major ports. It requires a global partner that can provide bespoke solutions to be able to cater for this type of project.â€
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Press release from Trelleborg