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Published by MarineConstructionMagazine, 2018-03-20 10:20:59

Marine Construction Magazine 2018





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Ocean Eye, Inc. is Verified as a
Certified Veteran Owned Small Business

Ocean Eye, Inc. is proud to announce its continued verification as who choose to recognize this designation by doing business with a
a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) by the U.S. Department of VOSB.” u
Veterans Affairs, Center for Veterans Enterprise. As an established
leader in providing equipment and services to the professional About Ocean Eye, Inc.
diving community, Ocean Eye, Inc now has the distinction of being
the only VOSB certified commercial diving equipment provider in Ocean Eye, Inc.was founded in 2005 in response to the growing
the United States. The company’s registration details can be found need to make professional diving safer. A veteran-owned business,
on the Veteran business database at This Ocean Eye serves commercial diving companies, professional
certification allows Ocean Eye to participate in the VA Vocational divers, government and public safety dive operations and military
Rehab program, providing professional diving equipment to veterans dive units by providing dive equipment maintenance with rapid
who are returning to the civilian workforce with new careers in the turnaround time, cutting edge industry products and manufacturing
commercial diving industry. for commercial, government, public safety and military use and
According to Christopher T. Gabel, President of Ocean Eye, Inc.: “We consulting including compliance auditing, dive system design and
are extremely pleased and honored to be awarded this prestigious bid proposal development.
verification and look forward to continued success in bringing the
finest commercial diving solutions to our returning veterans. We For more information about Ocean Eye, Inc. contact:
appreciate the recognition by the Department of Veterans Affairs Chris Gabel
and salute all veteran small business owners who have risked President, Ocean Eye
everything to serve our country and greatly appreciate companies


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SFT participates at Mauritius Maritime Week

During late January it was time for us to prepare our exhibition Mauritius Maritime Week presented Port Louis Harbor as the
wall and marketing material to leave for Mauritius, where preferred gateway of the region, serving five main sectors, amongst
ShibataFenderTeam attended the Mauritius Maritime Week 2018, others, container transshipment. The new Container Terminal,
hosted by the Mauritius Port Authority. The one week event which was part of a Technical Site visit for all delegates, was just
included the 2 days ‘Indian Ocean Ports and Logistics Exhibition recently inaugurated, being equipped with 69 of our Cone Fender
and Conference’. The conference speakers addressed in particular Systems .
challenges and solutions for port operations and shipping in the
Indian Ocean region. Our booth was highly frequented by delegates Looking back at this interesting week, we would like to thank
and exhibitors from all areas of the maritime industry and we Transport Events for the great organization, Mauritius Port Authority
used this opportunity to not only inform about our world class for being a fantastic host and all delegates and exhibitors for the
customized fender solutions, but also to address the many services interesting networking possibilities. u
ShibataFenderTeam offers as a partner: experienced support at
an early project stage, a long proven track record in the marine
construction industry, and assistance throughout the service life of
the fender system.

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Advanced new rubber compound mixing and
fender production facility for Shibata Industrial
in Malaysia

Shibata FenderTea m is proud to announce Prior to the start of the mixing process, the location and the market. u
a milestone development for their group. rubber is pre-heated in thermal insulation ShibataFenderTeam Group
Shibata IndustriaI, the Japan-based rooms which has a positive influence on ShibataFenderTeam is one of the leading
majority shareholder of SFT, has invested the mixing process. The mixing facility fender manufacturers with 50+ years of
heavily in a cutting edge, fully owned mixing itself employs a two-stage mixing process group experience and an extensive global
plant for rubber compounds and fender that produces about 76 I of high-quality network. As a specialist for customized
production in Klang, Malaysia. The new rubber compound per mixing batch. The fender solutions, they focus on vertical
factory is scheduled to begin production in advantages of this sophisticated two- integration with in-house manufacturing
summer 2018. stage compound mixing process are fully and full scale testing, offering high quality
“The steep growth in demand for SFT’s high automated ingredient weighing systems, products at competitive prices.
quality rubber fenders was the catalyst an automated temperature control during SFT offers the full range of marine fender
for this far­reaching investment decision, the mixing cycle and a much higher carbon products.
which will further strengthen our global black dispersion rate.
position as a leading fender manufacturer,” Adjacent to the mixing equipment the fully
explains Hirota Suzuki, Director at Shibata equipped laboratory is located. Information
Industrial in Japan and Managing Director from the production floor is swiftly relayed
of the ShibataFenderTeam office in to the R&D and vice versa. This will further
Malaysia. Shibata Industrial will invest extend and strengthen the group’s R&D
around USD 7 Million in predominantly capabilities.
Japanese-made rubber mixing equipment Rubber compounds, and especially
for the new factory. their production, are critical to
The investment plans were first presented ShibataFenderTeam’s ethos of highest
to employees and Agents at the company’s quality fender manufacturing. After almost
Global Agent Meeting and bi-annual sales a decade of very close cooperation with
conference in Berlin, Germany, earlier this Shibata Industrial the new factory is an
year. important milestone and a clear sign of
The opening of two new ShibataFender SFT’s commitment to both the production
Team offices in the past two years has
accelerated the company’s growth
and demand for additional production
resources. Situated in Klang, Malaysia,
the factory building is a new three storey
complex which hosts the mixing facilities,
office space, a thermal insulation room, a
comprehensive laboratory, and additional
fender production. ShibataFenderTeam
will be the first fender manufacturer to use
the latest-generation compound mixers
and associated technology.
Conventional single-stage or fast mixing
processes would stress and damage
the rubber molecular chains negatively
affecting the compound quality and
consistency. Therefore, Shibata Industrial
invests in a two-stage mixing facility.

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Technical Seminar in Singapore “Design,
Manufacturing and Testing of Fender Systems”

Last month ShibataFenderTeam organized technologies are changing.
a Technical Seminar in Singapore with To start the seminar, Mr. Agari, Director of
the objective to share their design and ShibataFenderTeam in Malaysia, gave a
manufacturing experiences with design brief presentation of the SFT Group.
engineers and end users. Our engineering specialist Mr. Chris
Millwood gave two presentations on
The seminar was organized in collaboration ‘Berthing Energy Calculation’ and ‘Design of
with the Institution of Engineers Singapore Panel Fender Systems’. Both were very well
(IES), NTU Civil and Environmental received by the participants, which resulted
Engineering Alumna Association in an interesting Q & A session.
(NTUCEEAA) and our partner in Singapore, Besides a presentation on ‘Manufacturing
SSR Engineering. With this collaboration, and Testing of Fenders’ Mr. Suzuki, Director
we aimed to reach out to engineers who of Shibata Asia in Malaysia gave the
are interested in and/or are new to fender participants the possibility to experience
system design. and touch rubber compound materials.
These props were informative and of great
The turnout was very encouraging, all interest to the participants. the end and even the weeks after. The
seats were taken in less than 2 days. The The presentation on ‘Fender Type and participants felt that the seminar was well
almost 100 participants reflected a very Applications’ by Mr. James Leo, General organized, informative and very useful.
diverse group with attendees from Ports, Oil Manager Sales at ShibataFenderTeam in Many engineers highlighted that Chris’s
Terminals and Consulting Firms. Malaysia, provided an insight to the various presentations were very comprehensive
types of fenders supplied and manufactured and easy to understand, especially for the
The seminar commenced with an opening by ShibataFenderTeam, including the younger engineers who are new to fender
address from the Immediate Past President possible applications and installations design.
of IES Er. Chong Kee Sen. He expressed worldwide.
very well the need for a seminar of this The sumptuous receptions from coffee Short anecdote: One of the participants
kind: “Marine Fendering System design break to lunch and cocktail gave the thanked us for organizing this seminar as
is a science and an art because unlike participants a nice opportunity to mingle it allowed him to “reconnect” with fender
conventional believes, providing bigger or with colleagues and like-minded people. system design, and most important - he met
more fenders does not necessarily result Everyone had a good time during the seminar. his ex-university classmate of 30 years ago.
in safer, better and more cost effective We received a very positive feedback at
design”. The seminar in Singapore proved again
how important it is, to train engineers and
President of Shibata, Mr. Atsuki Shibata, end users in Designing, Manufacturing and
extended his warm welcome to all Testing of Fender Systems. We will continue
participants. He thanked Er. Chong, IES, to organize these seminars worldwide. u
NTUCEEA and SSR for the support and
assistance rendered during the preparation
of this seminar. Furthermore, he outlined
the responsibility of Shibata, being one of
the leading fender specialists, to pass their
knowledge and experience on to young
engineers of the industry, especially as

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Bryan Nicholls reelected as President of the
Association of Diving Contractors International

U.S. Underwater Services, LLC, an offshore and inland commercial have already established. The ADCI Consensus Standards for
diving contractor based in Texas, is pleased to announce that Commercial Diving and Underwater Operations are recognized as
Bryan Nicholls, President and COO, was reelected as President best industry practice here in the U.S., and in many other parts of
of the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) at its the world” says Nicholls.
annual conference in February 2018. The ADCI is a professional
association that promotes best industry practice with respect to the U.S. Underwater Services joined the ADCI in 1996, and has been
health and safety of commercial divers and underwater operations actively involved in the Association for over 20 years. Operating out
worldwide. of its 50,000 square foot facility in Mansfield, TX, U.S. Underwater
Mr. Nicholls has served on the ADCI Board of Directors since Services provides a wide range of commercial diving, repair and
2009. He was Second Vice President and Chairman of the Safety maintenance services to industries such as oil and gas, shipping,
Committee from 2014-2017 and President from 2017 to present. public works, power generation, defense and marine infrastructure.
“It is truly an honor to have been reelected as the ADCI’s President
for 2018. I am proud to have served on the ADCI board for the past 9 For more information on U.S. Underwater Services, visit www.
years, and I will continue to contribute what I can to improve upon
the best industry practices that our association and its membership
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