ShibataFenderTeam (SFT) has 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, it explained.
The barge dock is equipped with a 41m long fender wall system consisting of 9 pieces of CSS 1600 Cell Fenders and 5 steel panels.
An even longer fender wall system is installed at the multi-purpose dock. In total, the fender wall measures 80 m (262 ft). It consists of 17 pieces of CSS 1600 Cell Fenders and 9 steel panels. In addition, 4 sets of CSS 1600 Cell Fender systems are installed on breasting dolphins.
“We would like to thank our customer Wood/Amec Foster Wheeler for entrusting us with the design and delivery for such an interesting project,” SFT said.
“SFT’s American office was contracted in October 2018 and the last parts of the equipment were installed in December 2019. The project was an important economic investment and will generate future economic growth in Texas.”
In June 2021, ShibataFenderTeam designed and delivered a fender solution for the new berth at the deep seaport expansion project at Port-La Nouvelle, France.