Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
Late in 2012, the Port of Tauranga in New Zealand took delivery of QuayQuip fender and mooring systems for the second Sulphur Point Wharf extension.
Sheltered by Matakana Island and Mount Maunganui, the Port of Tauranga is the only all-weather natural harbour between Auckland and Wellington. It handles more tonnage than any other port in New Zealand and is part of a developing regional port network. The Sulphur Wharf extension will allow the container port to receive Post-Panamax vessels up to 105,000 DWT.
QuayQuip designed three kinds of fender system for the project. Thirty sets of twin QCN 700 Cone Fender systems had to be closely aligned to the jetty’s existing cantilever piling. The panels were 1.1m wide by 4.1m high.LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle +1EmailMoreStumbleUponDiggTumblrRedditPocket