The port of Zeebrugge, Belgium has grown to one of the most significant RoRo hubs in Europe. The continuous growth of the port results in a new extension project at Albert II Dok which has a total value of 14.25 million euros ($17,293,729) and is financed by Port of Zeebrugge.
Our client Artes Depret NV was instructed to build a new berth which could accommodate the world’s largest shortsea RoRo ships, the MV Delphine and MV Céline. On behalf of Port of Zeebrugge, Artes Depret NV entrusted ShibataFenderTeam with the delivery of 23 sets of SPC 900 Double Cone Fenders (including steel panels of 1,970 x 7,000 mm). SFT’s Dutch office managed this order together with our Belgian Agent CGK Group.
The SPC Cone Fender systems were installed at the new quay wall with a length of 300 meters. The additional quay will be used by the shipping line CLdN for RoRo traffic to Goteborg, Sweden and Dublin, Ireland. SFT’s fender systems are suitable to meet all requirements for one of the most important car export and import locations, with around three million cars per year, as well as requirements for large RoRo vessels.
In 2012, SFT successfully supplied 17 sets of SPC Cone Fenders for a previous phase alongside the Albert II Dok. The SFT Group has a well established relationship with the Port of Zeebrugge which resulted in the supply of various fenders during the last years such as V Fenders, Cylindrical Fenders and Ocean Guard Fenders for several quays such as the Toyotakaai, Boudewijnkanaal and Noordelijk Insteekdok.
Republished from Marine Construction Magazine Issue II, 2021