The Port of Ngqura in South Africa has received 15 sets of Element Fender Systems from ShibataFenderTeam Group (SFT) to replace old systems operating at its four container berths.
The move complies with Transnet National Port Authority’s requirement to operate with uniform fender systems across berths.
Ngqura port has replaced about half of its systems aided by Stefanutti Stocks Coastal. The new Element Fender Systems are built with steel panels measuring 2.8 x 4 metres. The berths have installed 10 of these sets, while the remaining five will be kept in stock at the port as spare parts.
The fenders arrived in South Africa in February 2022, in compliance with the rehab schedule on site.
For traceability purposes, a Thermogravimetric analysis test was also performed to determine materials’ thermal stability and compound.
The Port of Ngqura is located on the South-East of South Africa, about 25 kilometres from Port Elizabeth. The deep-water port can serve Super Post-Panamax container vessels up to 12,500 TEU.
The delivery for the new berth included 49 sets of cast steel pile saddles, 12 sets of Tricorn bollards with a capacity of 200 tons, 24 pieces of recessed bollards with a capacity of 35 tons, as well as 9 sets of access ladders and a 528 metres of steel cope edge protection.