Floating Fender Rental from Trelleborg Provides Ideal Solution for Floating Hotel
With two large industrial projects requiring a substantial labour force, the Shetland Islands were facing something of a shortage in accommodation. To overcome this shortage, several floating hotels – or floatels – based on barges, were towed to Lerwick andScalloway, to provide beds for up to 1,070 workers. As part of its innovative fender rental service, Trelleborg has supplied six of its high quality 1.5 x 3metrepneumatic fenders to Shetland Maritime Ltd, on a long term lease.
The fenders will safeguard the mooring of one of the floatel, helping to provide beds for the workforce employed on thetwo multi-million pound industrial projects.
Zander Simpson, Marine Consultant, Shetland Maritime Ltd, said: “The docking of the accommodation vessel demanded a high quality fendering system capable of providing a safe and reliable cushion between the vessel and quay for the duration of both industrial projects.
“As such, although the application is only temporary, a high performance solution was required. Trelleborg supplied just that, with the delivery of its quality assured pneumatic fenders, through its cost-effective rental service.”
Rental is a very cost effective solution for temporary applications and Trelleborg’s new foam and pneumatic rental service offers a wide range of products. All fenders are ISO 17357:2002 quality assured.
Pneumatic Fenders are known for their massive energy absorption, and have a low reaction force that makes them an ideal ship protection medium for LNG vessels, ocean platforms, floating structures, large docks and many load sensitive structures.
Trelleborg, December 5, 2013