Yokohama develops “world largest” floating fender

Tokyo – Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd has developed the “world’s largest floating pneumatic rubber fender,” with a diameter of six meters, the company announced 24 Jan.

The fender is designed to be used at offshore cargo transfer operations of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from LNG-FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading system) to LNG tankers.

Demand for LNG-FPSO is expected to increase as demand for LNG rises, according to the Yokohama release. LNG-FPSO, it added. must be capable of efficiently and safely offloading LNG stored at a temperature…

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