Naval Station Pearl Harbor, located near Honolulu, Hawaii, is one of the most famous naval bases in history. In 2010, the base partnered with Hickam Air Force Base to become “Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.” a single facility that supports both Air Force and Navy missions. Currently one of the U.S. Navy’s busiest harbors, the base supports a wide variety of vessel classifications.
One of those classifications floating radar stations.
Contracted by Marisco LTD, ShibataFenderTeam (SFT) was entrusted with the design and manufacturing of a system to safely accommodate the berthing of this type of vessel. The project was conditioned by major concerns—the standoff distance between the vessel and the berthing structure had to provide sufficient clearance, and any corrosion that would affect the submerged camel system had to be avoided.
An assignment that resulted in a unique project for the industry.
The SFT in-house engineering team analyzed any and all of the conditions to design a mooring camel system equipped with 42 Komposite Fenders, four Corner Fenders and eight SPC Cone Fender Systems (SPC 800) with stainless steel fender panels to avoid corrosion, the first of their kind to be installed in the United States.
The delivery came with another challenge, a demanding schedule. Thanks to the excellent cooperation with all in-house teams and the contractor, SFT managed to organize a special shipment to fully meet the requirements of the client and the project.
As a true fender specialist, we are proud to be part of and challenged with these projects that make us strengthen our position and vision as a global market leader in the fender industry. We thank Marisco LTD for putting their trust in us.