Element fenders for Torry Quay deepwater berth
QuayQuip have supplied Element Fenders to a new deep-water berth in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Torry Quay in Aberdeen has been rebuilt as a 300m deep water berth as part of Scotland’s National Renewable Infrastructure Plan. The £19 million redevelopment on the south bank of the River Dee offers better aligned berths and a stronger concrete deck for improved heavy lifting. It will primarily serve oil and gas supply vessels heading for nearby North Sea facilities.
QuayQuip designed, built and delivered five fender systems for the new installation. Each system combines four QME 600 × 1000 Element Fenders with 1200mm × 5000mm, UHMW-PE faced panels and weight support chains. QuayQuip is, to the best of its knowledge, the first and only fender manufacturer to use lip washers as standard on element fenders – something the company also includes as standard on Cone, Cell and Arch fenders to prevent bolts pulling through under extreme fender loads.
Torry Quay is the latest Scottish renewable berth to be supplied by QuayQuip. A recent project saw the installation of QuayQuip QPA Arch Fenders to Greenhead Berth 7 at Lerwick in the Shetland Isles. More projects are expected to be announced soon: please watch this site for announcements.