QuayQuip was awarded the contract to supply 49 set of QCN 1600 Cone Fender Systems and a QWF Wheel Fender to the Kingston Container Terminal in Jamaica. The wheel fender has been custom made for the Kingston Container Terminal. The OTR tire has a diameter of 2.7 meters and is enclosed by a steel casing of 4.2 by 2.2 meters with a height of 1.6 meters. The total weight of the wheel fender is approximately 20 tons. Due to the size and weight of the wheel fender, securing the wheel fender to the existing concrete quay was a challenge. QuayQuip designed a special anchor system to complete this job.
The complete weldment of the wheel fender casing is done as per EXC 2 according EN-1090 at QuayQuip’s steel structure fabrication facility in Tianjin.
The wheel fender has a high energy absorption and is the perfect guiding system for vessels. A manhole in the casing and a special assembly procedure makes this wheel fender the best solution for the Kingston Container Terminal in Jamaica.
Besides the Cone Fenders and Wheel Fenders, QuayQuip also supplied all stainless steel Safety Ladders and 125t T-head Bollards.