As vessels have grown larger and more diverse, so have the demands on fenders. A century ago, timber (first generation) was cheap and worked adequately for the small vessels of the day. Old tires (second generation) were abundant and softer but required expensive maintenance and absorbed little energy. Cylindrical (third generation) were the first purpose designed fenders, gaining popularity over 50 years ago, but inefficient use of rubber and low performance by today’s standards makes them costly. Arch and simple buckling fenders (fourth generation) had better performance and integrated the rubber with steel fixing plates.
Today, Hira Rubtech marine fenders have evolved to a fifth generation thanks to improved design, engineering expertise and advanced manufacturing capability. Marine facilities no longer need to ‘make do’ as the development of highly sophisticated computer designed fenders is helping ports to make certain that both safety and efficiency are maximized.
Bringing a vessel into berth requires the vessel’s kinetic energy to be absorbed or dissipated in order to prevent structural or vessel damage. protecting modern ports and terminals, diverse vessels and high value cargo require a great deal of expertise and our design engineering in order to optimize significant investment made, reduce downtime and maintenance needs as well as maximizing the fender’s lifecycle, Hira Rubtech design and manufacturing Capabilities of fenders provided very suitable and efficient solutions for safe berthing of vessels.
Fender systems are mission critical equipment and should be designed and engineered according to the functional and operational requirements of the specific project, as well as site conditions, environment and other design criteria such as local standards, desired service life, maintenance cost and frequency. Hira Rubtech is fully engaged, not only in specification and design, but long after this stage, into the development of maintenance plans and audits for the equipment provided. Indeed, with a growing demand for offshore developments, as well as increasingly complex demands on onshore ports and terminals, it’s becoming increasingly important that developments are considered holistically from the conceptual engineering stage.
Every business are like sea voyages that need careful preparation and calculated risk assumptions. But no journey can be succeeded all alone, shifting to a trusted company that can grant you ensured reliable protection through its renowned quality and standards can make the entire cruise worth it all.
And while progress remains the leading vision of the marine industry, Rubtech will continuously strive to deliver the best products and services it so deserves.
Insulating, safeguarding, and protecting with confidence.