ShibataFenderTeam (SFT) has designed and delivered a fender solution for the new berth at the deep seaport expansion project at Port-La Nouvelle, France.
The first fender system was installed in February 2021.
The engineers at SFT, a joint venture of Soletanche Bachy, GTM (VINCI) and Bokalis, designed 17 sets of SPC 900 Cone Fender Systems with a closed steel panel design measuring 2300 mm x 3450 mm. Additionally SFT delivered 18 T Head Bollards with a capacity of 100 t each and 6 sets of Steel Ladders.
The expansion project at Port-La Nouvelle includes the construction of liquid and bulk terminals as well as an industrial zone within a new outer harbor.
The multipurpose port grow from a total size of 60 to 230 hectares and the water depth will increase from 8.60 m to 16 meters. As part of this project, a new quay wall with a length of 250 meters was built at the inner harbor.
The company said that Area Sales Manager, Alvaro Rodero, from the Spanish SFT Office was on site to supervise the installation. He assisted the construction team during all installation steps until the system was finally equipped to the quay wall. After the successful instructions by the SFT expert, the construction team has handled the installation of the remaining Cone Fender Systems under their own management.
“It is a continuous construction project with great future potential for the port and people. We are looking forward to see the further development of the new commercial port in Port-La-Nouvelle. Thanks to the contractors for their trust in our expertise and the opportunity to share it,” the company said.