The ShibataFenderTeam Group (SFT), together with Soletanche Bachy, has equipped the new berths at Port le Havre with 45 Special Element Fender Systems (FE-S 1250).
The 7.2 metre-high fender systems were designed to consider big tidal variations of around 8 metres and were built to safely accommodate berthing of large vessels of more than 300 metres.
According to the company, these fender systems were manufactured with a customised fastening system that allows the removal of the PE Plates from the front, without the need to access the fenders from behind.
Additionally, SFT supplied 20 sets of Steel Ladders in different lengths.
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“As leading providers of customised fender solutions, we at ShibataFenderTeam are pleased to have contributed to the safety of marine operations and to be part of this project that has allowed the Port of Le Havre to strengthen its position as the leading French port on the world stage,” reads the company’s latest statement.
The Grand Port Maritime du Havre is located at the mouth of the Seine River, in the northwest of France – it is the largest port for external trade in the country and the fifth in northern Europe in terms of dimensions.
Last month, Terminal Investment Limited (TiL) announced a €700 million ($709 million) investment drive into the TPO/TNMSC container terminals at Le Havre.