Marine » Wind Farm Support Vessel Fendering

Lightweight and durable fendering solutions for offshore wind farm support vessels.

Manuplas has been a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of bespoke, lightweight vessel fendering systems (and in particular, bow fenders) for builders and operators of wind farm service vessels for over 15 years.  Manuplas can provide fendering for application to the bow and/or sides of wind farm services vessels.

Features of Manuplas Vessel Fendering:

  • Manuplas fenders are considerably lighter than rubber fenders, helping to improve vessel speed and fuel consumption.
  • Highly impact absorbent with the ability to withstand the harsh offshore environment, allowing safe access to wind turbines.
  • Very high abrasion resistance as a result of in-house material development, prevents damage to the vessels structure.
  • A virtually non-marking external finish.
  • The modular nature of the fenders makes it easier, quicker and more cost effective to replace worn or damaged sections.  Vessel services downtime is also reduced dramatically.

Manuplas offer several types of vessel fendering suitable for application to wind farm services vessels as listed below.

Cast Vessel Fendering:

  • Typically applied to the sides of wind farm services vessels.
  • Manufactured from a high performance physically cross-linked polyethylene foam core and coated with a cast applied unique protective marine-grade polyurethane coating.
  • In-house manufactured tooling is used to produce a custom mould.  Cast fendering is therefore appropriate when a high quality, smooth surface finish and tighter design tolerances are necessary.  It is particularly viable for a series of boats rather than a one off build, unless the project is not cost sensitive.

Sprayed Bow Vessel Fendering:

  • Typically applied to the bows of wind farm service vessels either as a single piece or as a series of modules.  Can also be applied to the side of vessels if require.
  • Manufactured from a high performance physically cross-linked polyethylene foam core and coated with a spray applied unique polyurethane coating.
  • A sprayed finish allows flexibility on the shape, size and technical specification of the fender to be achieved without the need for investing in mould tooling.  A tailored solution for each boats' individual characteristics can be designed and manufactured.

Hollow Polyurethane "D" Bow Fendering:

  • Applied to the bows of wind farm service vessels.
  • Cast from a unique protective marine-grade high performance polyurethane elastomer material to provide a superior performance compared to traditional rubber "D" fenders.

Interlocking Polyurethane Cast Bow Fendering:

  • A modular system applied to the bows of wind farm service vessels.
  • Cast from a unique protective marine-grade high performance polyurethane elastomer material.
  • In-house manufactured tooling is used to product a custom mould.
  • The fender modules have a unique internal structure to generate desired levels of energy absorption and grip.

 

 

 

 

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Standard Cast Fender Profiles

Profile Height (mm) Profile Depth (mm) CFT Reference Weight (kg per metre) Image
51.4025.70CFT0000011.20View image
60.0040.00CFT0000021.80View image
80.0065.00CFT0000342.70View image
85.0060.00CFT0000033.00View image
100.0045.00CFT0000372.70View image
100.0055.00CFT0000043.30View image
100.0070.00CFT0000054.00View image
100.00100.00CFT0000384.20View image
120.0060.00CFT0000063.90View image
120.0090.00CFT0000074.70View image
120.00105.00CFT0000085.10View image
120.00117.50CFT0000097.80View image
130.0080.00CFT0000104.20View image
130.0080.00CFT0000414.60View image
130.00113.00CFT0000115.20View image
145.0078.00CFT0000124.60View image
150.0070.00CFT0000135.20View image
150.00100.00CFT0000145.70View image
150.00100.00CFT0000155.50View image
160.00150.00CFT0000167.00View image
165.00128.00CFT0000176.50View image
180.0080.00CFT0000185.90View image
180.00130.00CFT0000456.40View image
185.0080.00CFT0000475.50View image
195.00100.00CFT0000405.50View image
200.0080.00CFT0000206.40View image
200.00100.00CFT0000436.60View image
200.00100.00CFT0000426.40View image
200.00124.00CFT0000217.60View image
200.00130.00CFT0000448.30View image
200.00145.00CFT0000227.90View image
200.00150.00CFT0000237.90View image
200.00200.00CFT0000198.80View image
215.00125.00CFT0000248.30View image
220.00165.00CFT0000258.90View image
222.00137.00CFT0000265.70View image
224.00102.00CFT0000276.60View image
243.00100.00CFT0000338.40View image
250.00120.00CFT0000357.60View image
250.00120.00CFT0000288.90View image
250.00200.00CFT00002910.50View image
250.00250.00CFT00004911.40View image
290.0090.00CFT0000488.00View image
300.00225.00CFT000030*17.80View image
370.00400.00CFT000031*26.80View image
500.00300.00CFT000032*27.60View image