Published on March 12, 2014

Major fendering contract with UK MOD

Significant contract signed to provide Yokohama pneumatic fenders with non-marking tyre nets.

Norfolk based Fendercare Marine, one of the world’s foremost suppliers of marine products and services, has won a significant contract to supply Yokohama fenders to the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

The three year contract is for the supply of 3.3m x 6.5m Yokohama original pneumatic fenders. Fendercare Marine has supplied 18 of the fenders to date, with potentially more to follow. Fendercare Marine has been working closely with the MOD to design a protective tyre net which would not only be non-marking to the ship’s hull but would provide minimal fender maintenance issues.

Fendercare Marine has been a supplier of fenders and marine hardware to the MOD since 1999 and also supports navies throughout the world, winning a $29 million contract with the US Navy in 2012. From a base in the Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, its naval solutions division also provides fabrication, welding and coating services for the MOD, having worked on nuclear submarines, warships and naval support vessels.

Sonia Crane, Fendercare Marine sales manager commented;

“We are delighted to have secured this contract with the Ministry of Defence. Our 15 year relationship with the MOD is one that we really treasure and this contract is further evidence of our commitment to supplying reliable and innovative products, supported by excellent customer service.”