Fendercare Marine provides a wide range of offshore buoyancy solutions for applications in the demanding offshore environment.
Our flotation, buoyancy and fendering solutions can be customised with features such as high-density foam, ultra high-performance elastomer skin and Kevlar™ type reinforcement to enhance product durability, resulting in high performance buoys which are specifically designed to absorb impacts without either suffering or causing damage, making them the preferred choice for offshore operations.
We also design and manufacture a complete range of floatation and protection solutions for hoses, pipes, ropes, riser chain sleeves and many other applications.
Bespoke offshore protection case study:
In response to an FPSO operator off West Africa whose offloading hose was getting damaged when coming into contact with riser chain, we developed a moulded protection system which we are now supplying to other operators looking to minimise hose casualties and related downtime.
Chain support buoys
Fendercare Marine's standard range of chain support buoys go from a reserve buoyancy of 900kg up to 5500kg, but its ﬂexible production process allows us to manufacture products to suit our customers’ exact buoyancy requirements.
We can supply chain support buoys conﬁgured with swivel eyes top and bottom or with a chain-through/ locking plate arrangement. We also offer pickup buoys with up to 750kg of reserve buoyancy.
Swivel-ended type buoy dimensions:
|Type||A float length
|B overall length
|C float diameter
For all chain support buoy configuration specifications, please download the flotation and buoyancy brochure.
Anchor pendant buoys
Whether configured as traditional suitcase-type with handling crucifix and pad-eye, a single-piece barrel buoy, a modular stacking buoy or as a modular donut-type unit configured for through-wire use, Fendercare Marine's anchor buoys are in service in some of the most demanding environments in the offshore sector.
Kevlar™ reinforcement can be fitted for heavy-duty applications and other variants of these products can be quoted upon customer request.
"Suitcase" / rectangular pendant buoys dimensions:
|Product ref.||Width (mm)||Depth (mm)||Overall height (mm)||Total weight (kg)||Nett buoyancy (kg)|
For all anchor pendant buoy configuration specifications, please download the flotation and buoyancy brochure.
Bespoke offshore flotation and protection solutions
Besides the ranges of commonly-requested buoys listed within this section, we also design and manufacture a complete range of oats for hoses, pipes, ropes and many other applications.
For rope use, we have single and double hawser designs, all manufactured from the same combination of extremely durable, high-visibility, self-fendering materials as our ranges of buoys and fenders. These can easily be tailored to guarantee a specific amount of buoyancy.
Within the hose market, we are able to offer floating Y-pieces and reducers in either standard or bespoke configurations. We also design and supply hose floats. For pipeline installation work, we offer pipelaying flotation modules, more details of which can be found in the subsurface buoyancy section of this publication.