ERJ staff report (DS)
Stockholm - Trelleborg Marine Systems said it has been awarded the largest ever foam fender contract in terms of size and value. The contract is to supply the Port of Marseille, with approximately 700 SeaGuard foam fenders and accessories, including chains and anchors, to equip 39 of the ports' quays.
The fenders are required to accommodate the diverse range of vessels which come to berth at the port. These include roll-on/roll-off car ferries, container ships, cruise ships, bulk carriers and even larger vessels such as tankers and containers.
Trelleborg won the order after several rounds of bidding. A superior technical offering, 100 percent compliance to the specification and the ability to perform and verify extensive material and cyclic testing meant Trelleborg were the supplier of choice. Delivery will commence 2012 and extend into 2014.
Trelleborg will also supply UHMW-PE plastic pads, which with be fitted to the quay wall to prevent abrasion of the fender body.
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Press release from Trelleborg