Trelleborg’s rubber quality standards have been incorporated by DP World into its fender specification for its Quay Four refurbishment project at Terminal 1 of Jebel Ali port in Dubai.
Trelleborg has worked on the project with DP World since 2011, supplying 60 super cone SCN 1300 fenders which were fully installed in April and were implemented to protect berths 18 and 19.
Richard Hepworth, president of Trelleborg’s marine operation, said: “DP World wanted to ensure they could verify the quality of the rubber that would be used in the fender systems for the berths and as such, built rubber-quality parameters into the specification to protect themselves from the risk of poor quality substitutes.”
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Hesham Abdulla, Container Terminal 1 director, DP World, UAE Region, said: “[Trelleborg’s] support and local presence meant that they were a natural choice to supply the project and thanks to their in-house manufacturing capabilities we could even have the solution personalised.”
Mariam Al Shamsi, project manager at DP World UAE Region said: “The project is completed and the berth is currently operational”.