ShibataFenderTeam delivers 43 Cone Fender Systems to Freeport in Texas


ShibataFenderTeam has supplied 43 Cone Fender Systems to Freeport, Texas for its expansion project to welcome larger vessels.

Berth seven of the Velasco Terminal is being refurbished to make it the deepest container terminal in the Gulf of Texas, according to Freeport.

A new berth is also being built, number eight, to gain additional terminal length to accommodate vessels from Panamax to Post-Panamax class.

Freeport collaborated with McCarthy Building Companies and the engineering company, Moffatt and Nichol, to manufacture 43 sets of SPC Cone Fenders Systems, each consisting of one Cone Fender (SPC 1400 G2.4) and a closed box panel (2300×5450 millimetre) with UHMW-PE pads.

Of these 43 systems, 27 were installed at berth eight and the other 16 were installed at berth seven.

The order scope also included 29 T Head Bollards (150 tonnes).

READ: Port of Maio refurbished with ShibataFenderTeam Cone Fender and V Fender Systems

This announcement comes more than a month after ShibataFenderTeam Group provided multiple fender systems for Tibar Bay Port, the largest infrastructure project in Timor-Leste in Southeast Asia.

More recently, ShibataFenderTeam Group supplied over 300 fenders to protect Belgium’s historic bridge, Pont des Trous.

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