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Published on April 2, 2018

Fendercare Marine stocks world’s largest floating fender

A long standing relationship with Yokohama Rubber ensures that Fendercare Marine’s customers are able to purchase the world’s largest floating pneumatic rubber fender.

The new fender is expected to be used for enhancing vessel safety with the purpose of preventing damage to the hull and the quay wall during ship-to-ship operations or during mooring.

With a diameter of six meters, the ultra-large fender is designed to be used during offshore construction work and offshore cargo transfer operations of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from LNG-FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading system) to LNG tankers and are also suitable for port projects that may require a larger standoff from the quayside.

Yokohama’s ultra-large fender is designed to increase the safety of offloading operations by enabling the FPSO and tanker to maintain a greater distance apart than that with previous models.

Since Yokohama’s launch in 1958, pneumatic fender and marine hoses have become essential for at-sea ship-to-ship transfers of crude oil, LPG, and other crucial cargo.

Specification Measurement
Nominal dimension (outer diameter x length)φ6.0m x 11.0m
Weight of fender body with a chain and tyre cageApprox. 17000kgs 
Initial internal pressure70 kPa
GEA deflection50 +/-5 %
Guaranteed Energy Absorption (GAE)6347 kN-m
Reaction force at GEA Deflection5988 kN
Hull pressure at GEA Deflection123 kPa
Minimum endurable pressure490 kPa