We were recently awarded the contract to supply over 70 Unit Element fender systems to DP World, Southampton, which will berth the latest ultra-large container ships.
I believe that our consistency in performance and engineering expertise has supported our relationship with the terminal. We’ve worked together for a while now, and this contract brings total amount of fenders supplied to over 110.
Brin Humphreys, head of Engineering at DP World Southampton, said: “Due to the proven performance of the systems supplied by Trelleborg, we had no hesitation in turning to them once again. It was clear they had the capabilities to successfully deliver our expectations and requirements again.”
We have worked closely with DP World Southampton for over 10 years, first installing our Unit Element fenders in 1996 on SCT 1 Berth.
When refurbishment began on SCT berths 2, 3 and 4, in 2011, DP World chose us to keep the solution in line with SCT 1. We are delighted that we yet again had the opportunity to work with DP World Southampton using our unique solutions for such an important project.
On completion of the current project, Southampton will offer 1.87 kilometres of deep water quay, with up to 16 meters depth alongside. In addition, the 16 quayside gantry cranes with super post panamax capacity will allow for berthing of vessels over 400 meters in length.
It is vital that infrastructure keeps up with the ever increasing size of vessels and therefore we are delighted to be designing, manufacturing and installing our bespoke fender systems for a facility that places such importance on proactively keeping up with demand.