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TRELLEBORG TO SHOWCASE NAVIGATION BUOYS AT SEAWORK 2015 INTERNATIONAL

Ashley Tasker, Global Business Development Manager for Marine Products at Trelleborg Marine Systems

I am delighted to reveal that we will showcase our innovative range of IALA compliant modular navigation buoys at Seawork 2015 International, the largest and fastest growing international commercial marine and workboat exhibition and conference held in a European working port environment (16th to 18th June).

Our unique, comprehensive range of navigation buoys provides a solution to fit all demanding requirements – in addition to our standard range, we are able to manufacture to specification where required. The modular system provides an easily transported option to cut down turnaround time and enable fast installation, as they can be shipped in sections and assembled on site.

Manufactured from impact resistant, colour-fast, UV stable materials and comprising of sectional hull pieces filled with marine grade, water-resistant foam, Trelleborg’s range of IALA compliant modular navigation buoys is built around a hot dipped galvanised steel core. Available as standard in diameters ranging from 1.25 to 3.6 meters, Trelleborg will also manufacture precisely to specification where required.

We will also be taking the opportunity to showcase our range of Foam / Elastomer constructed mooring buoys. Thanks to their low maintenance, self-fendering resilient foam bodies and their ease of handling and repair whilst offshore, these are rapidly replacing traditional steel mooring buoys.

Our booth will also feature our pneumatic and foam fenders. As an ideal ship protection medium for load sensitive structures such as LNG vessels and ocean platforms, our range of pneumatic fenders feature high energy absorption with low reaction force. While our foam fenders are super tough due to a unique manufacturing process and have high energy absorption for their reactive load.

If you’re heading to Seawork 2015 and want to find out more, come and see us at booth number A187.

Alternatively, visit: http://www.trelleborg.com/en/Marine-Systems/

WE ARE ENHANCING OUR MANUFACTURING CAPABILITY WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART U.S. FACILITY

Our business is centered on our commitment to constantly enhance innovation and improve standards across the industry. With this in mind, I am delighted to announce that we will be relocating from our current site in Clear Brook, Virginia, to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in Berryville.

Due for completion toward the end of the year, the new site will house a 45,000 square foot manufacturing facility for foam-based marine fenders and buoys, as well as a 9,000 square foot sales and business development office.

We’re also investing heavily in new, advanced polyurethane spraying and foam winding equipment, which will further increase production facilities.

With testing absolutely critical to ensuring our portfolio remains at the leading edge, the new facility will also contain a new state-of-the-art high speed test rig capable of testing full size rubber and foam fenders in accordance with PIANC guidelines. While we already have a world leading materials testing program, the addition of these full scale testing facilities will ensure our products perform above and beyond customer expectations.

Following the recent opening of our new sales and business development office in Houston, Texas, this move yet again demonstrates our ongoing commitment to continually improving our U.S. operations. Our Clear Brook facility has served us well, but we must always ensure we are best placed to meet our customers’ ever-growing demands, and the new facility ensures we are well placed to do just that.

The new Berryville facility will be strongly supported by our engineering and design center of excellence in Ahmnedabad, India.

For more information, visit: www.trelleborg.com/en/Marine-Systems/

WE ARE EXPANDING OUR GLOBAL REACH WITH NEW HOUSTON OFFICE

Here at Trelleborg, our long-term strategy relies heavily on investment in markets with strong growth potential. In particular, at Trelleborg Marine Systems, we remain committed to growing our business in the fast moving global Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry.

Therefore, for Trelleborg’s Marine Systems Business Unit, establishing a presence in Houston – the long established capital of the global oil and gas industry – is essential. As such, we are delighted to announce we have opened a new sales and business development office in Houston, Texas, U.S.

The move will see us join colleagues from Trelleborg’s offshore operation in their facility, enabling us to work more collaboratively across functions and allowing both businesses to take advantage of the synergies our complementary product areas provide.

As a global company, we strongly believe that it’s important to have a local ‘feet on the ground’ presence within the regions that our customers operate.

As such, we will relocate our USA President, Faiyaz Kolsawala, to operate from Houston as well as a number of our global sales team, including a specialist docking and mooring representative and a dedicated oil and gas transfer and vessel technology salesperson, both will provide a closer relationship with customers in the area and the reassurance of a face-to-face presence. We will also be further strengthening our Houston-based sales team with several new appointments.

The regional sales office will serve the local U.S. and Gulf of Mexico markets across all five product areas of our marine operations: marine fender systems, oil and gas transfer technology, vessel technology, docking and mooring, and marine products.

The new Houston office will be strongly supported by the Americas’ headquarters in Clearbook, Virginia, which also includes polyurethane and foam-based marine products manufacturing facility serving the North American and global customer base, as well as Trelleborg’s engineering and design center of excellence in Ahmnedabad, India.

For more information, visit: www.trelleborg.com/en/Marine-Systems/

A NOVEL SOLUTION FOR A NOVEL APPLICATION

Last year, we launched our range of pneumatic and foam fenders to the rental market in a bid to relieve the burden placed on port operators and owners, needing high quality solutions quickly. So, I wanted to share with you a novel application the solution has served. We have supplied six of our high quality 1.5 x 3 metre pneumatic fenders to Shetland Maritime Ltd, on a long term lease.

The fenders will safeguard the mooring of one of several floating hotels – or floatels – based on barges, helping to provide accommodation for up to 1,070 workers employed on two multi-million pound industrial projects in the Shetland Islands.

Our cost-effective rental service provided the ideal solution for the docking of the accommodation vessel, which demanded a high quality assured fendering system capable of providing a safe and reliable cushion between the vessel and quay for the duration of both projects.

Our pneumatic fenders are ideal for semi-permanent, cost effective operations; they’re fast and easy to deploy, and they require minimal maintenance. Known for their massive energy absorption, they also have a low reaction force that makes them an ideal ship protection medium for LNG vessels, ocean platforms, floating structures, large docks and many load sensitive structures. All our pneumatic fenders are also ISO: 17357:2002 certified – and can be delivered to fit with tight lead times, just get in touch to see what we can do.

To find out more about our rental service, visit: http://ow.ly/rpkUt

 

TRELLEBORG LAUNCHES MINI GUIDE TO FOAM FENDERS

By Richard Hepworth, Managing Director, Trelleborg Marine Systems


Despite our history in rubber technology, we’re keen to raise awareness in the market of the viable alternative that foam can offer when specifying fender systems, as it’s essential that decision makers are aware of the options available to them, and find the right solutions for specific projects, on a case by case basis.

Although rubber fenders remain the go-to solution for many, who may be keen to stick with the status quo or specify rubber out of habit, decision makers need to know there is a choice to make, and that rubber might not be the right option for certain projects.

Of course, rubber fenders do remain the preferred solution for a number of applications, but the durability and versatility of lightweight foam fenders, as well as potential cost savings, lower maintenance requirements and simpler installation, make them a real contender in many project specifications where they might be overlooked.

Our new ‘Mini Guide to Foam Fenders’ features a new ‘Fender Selector’ tool, which aims to guide decision makers towards the right solution for their project.

To download Trelleborg’s new Foam Fenders Mini Guide, click here. http://www.takesthepressureoff.com/pdfs/Mini_Guide_to_Foam_Fenders.pdf