In 2019 ShibataFenderTeam (SFT) established a new office in the Netherlands and since then SFT’s Dutch colleagues have received around 150 project orders already.
“One of the most impressive orders we received from our long-term partner Artes Depret who had been contracted by the Port of Zeebrugge for a major construction project,” the company said in a statement.
It consists of a new quay wall with a length of 930m and a height of almost 30m. After the construction of the quay wall, a cofferdam will be built in the polder zone between the Boudewijnkanaal and the new quay wall.
This will be relevant for realising the tunnel elements for the construction project “Oosterweel Link”. Once the “Oosterweel Link” project in Antwerp is completed, the new berth at the Boudewijnkanaal will become part of a larger project aimed at increasing capacity for the automotive sector in the port of Zeebrugge. The construction works extended the canal to a total area of 156 hectares.
ShibataFenderTeam Netherlands together with its Belgium agent, CGK Group, supplied the fenders for the protection of the new quay wall.
SFT delivered 66 sets of SH Fenders with a size of 800 mm x 4000 mm. The required fenders were fully specified by the Port of Zeebrugge.
“As this Port Authority only allows for high-quality material and constructions for their projects, SFT supplied the fenders including 100% pre compression testing and a 10% performance testing according to PIANC 2002 requirements,” the company said.
“We are grateful for being part of another infrastructure project at the Port of Zeebrugge and wish them successful operations at the new berth, which will be used for the accommodation of car carrier ships.”