Manuplas® supply bespoke five-piece sprayed bow fender system
Thursday, 1st October 2020
Our customer, based in Singapore, contacted us when they needed a bow fender solution for one of their oil and gas crew boats delivered and fitted in a very short timeframe. In addition to the short timeframe, the solution had to be impact resistant to protect the vessel and marine structures and cost-effective.
Our solutionThe Manuplas marine team designed, manufactured and installed a five piece sprayed bow fender system; the modular approach and design of our bow fenders offers flexibility on the shape, size and technical specification of fendering solution supplied and enabled us to provide a solution without the need to invest in costly and time-consuming mould tooling.
Designed to offer optimum impact absorption and grip, this type of fender is supplied and installed in five sections:
- One forward (middle) bow section
- Two side sections
- Two aft side sections
Compared to traditional rubber ‘D’ fendering solutions, Manuplas® bow fenders are up to 60% lighter, improving the speed and efficiency of vessels. The highly-absorbent and abrasion-resistant material is virtually non-marking and can withstand the harsh, offshore environments in which search and rescue and wind farm vessels commonly operate.