Smith Embankment - Peterhead Port
Samuel Beckett Bridge
Larvik Harbour
Uig Pier, Isle of Sky
Toft & Ulsta
Port of Tyne
Wapping Pontoon
Belview Terminal
Bridgetown Port
Barrow Rail Bridge
Brixham Harbour
Salalah Port
Paldiski Port
Arnish Point, Isle of Lewis
High Speed Catamaran Berth - Malta
Port of Ravenna Container Terminal
Kennacraig Ferry Terminal
Stormont Wharf - Belfast
Venstpills Bridge Protection
Rosyth Naval Base

High Speed Catamaran Berth - Malta


The High Speed Ferry Operator Virtu Ferries, who specilaise in the Malta-Sicily route awarded DockGuard the contract to design and supply four sets of Parallel Motion Fenders. These have been installed at the newly refurbished terminal especially constructed for the firms state of the art Catamaran Super Ferry. DockGuard fought off stiff competition by proving we have the experience in design and engineering for bespoke fender systems. This application had many unique challenges to overcome and a short construction period that proved a comfortable challenge for us.

The Fender System is based on a back-to-back double cone fender Parallel Motion System with a Torsion Arm arrangement. The Fender panel is designed to transmit minimal forces into the light-weight belting and hull design of the Ferry. The Fenders are mounted in such a way as to ensure the Ferry cannot make contact with the Quay but provide a berthing surface for the Ferry at all levels of the tide.



DockGuard Ltd: New Inn Farm, Sand Lane, Silsoe, Bedfordshire, MK45 4QR Telephone: + 44 (0)8452 778800