Trelleborg Marine Systems has been awarded the contract to execute the largest ever marine fender solution project for the state-of-the-art New Port Project (NPP) in Doha, Qatar.
After five years spent working closely with the construction company, Trelleborg, part of Trelleborg Engineered Systems, has secured the US$24.5 million 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, with delivery due to start at the end of 2012 and finish in early 2015.
“We were delighted to be awarded the contract to work on the New Port Project, not only because we have the opportunity to apply our unique solutions to bring efficiencies to a world class Port but also because of the sheer scale and prestigious nature of the project itself,” said Regional Director at Trelleborg Marine Systems, Paul Welling.
The $7.1billion port project is currently the world's largest greenfield port-development project.
Trelleborg will supply the new port with 829 fender systems, including 557 super cone fenders for the port’s marine services terminal, container terminals, flour mill and main vehicle terminal.
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.
This massive project will be handled by a dedicated project management team within Trelleborg, which will be based in Dubai.
The New Port is expected to come into operation in Q1 2016, with operations from the existing port being progressively transferred as the new facilities become available.