PSA Sines supplied with fender systems from SFT

ShibataFenderTeam Group | PSA Sines

PSA Sines, located in the Port of Sines, has been supplied with double cone fender systems from ShibataFenderTeam Group (SFT).

The group handled an order of 17 sets of Double SPC 1100 Cone Fender Systems, nine pieces of 950 x 4200 millimetre rubber ladders, and 16 SFT Staghorn Bollards with a capacity of 200 tons.

Boasting an annual capacity of 2.3 million TEU, PSA Sines is being expanded to accommodate larger and additional container ships. For the fourth phase of the terminal’s berth expansion, it contracted the Portuguese company Mota Engil and Etermar. This stage will see the quay reach 1750 metres in length.

For this part of the project, PSA Sines requested a change in the design of the panels to increase the service life of the SFT fender systems through improved maintenance. A modified design was presented to meet these customer requirements.

SFT already supplied the fender systems for two previous phases of construction works at the Port of Sines.

“Despite COVID-19 related government restrictions in Malaysia and logistical problems due to limited cargo space for such oversized steel panels (4750 x 3700 millimetres) which required special flat racks for shipment, we successfully delivered the order in mid-2021,” said SFT in a statement.

“Our colleagues Alvaro Rodero and Matheus Torres performed the commissioning together with the contractors and the end-user during an inspection of the installed systems. They also check the fenders of the previous phases, which were still in good condition and worked perfectly.”

In July 2021, SFT also delivered a highly engineered fender wall to the Port of Corpus Christi as part of a wider project to accelerate the manufacturing and transportation of plastics.

In a statement, the company said the new berth consists of a barge dock and a multipurpose docking facility. Because the Port is susceptible to hurricanes and harsh weather conditions, a suitable fender system was needed to ensure safety.

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