Webinar: Updated Guidelines for the Design of Fender Systems/
As soon as a ship enters the port, it needs to be berthed. To protect the ship from the berth or the berth from the ship, a fender system is installed on the berthing line to absorb the energy of the berthing ship and to provide a buffer between the ship and the berth when the vessel is moored. A good and suitable design of the fender system is therefore necessary to avoid costly damage.
In 2002, PIANC Maritime Navigation Commission Working Group 33 (WG33) published the Guidelines for the Design of Fenders Systems: 2002. That report is the one reference document to which all other national guidelines and codes that specify or prescribe fender design refer. Every country with a serious port has some guidance on the construction of marine Infrastructure, such as the internationally well-known design codes, standards, or guidelines, like the Spanish ROM, EAU, British Standards, ASCE, or OCDI.
While the WG33 report is very valuable, it is also outdated in some areas. PIANC started a new working group in 2019, WG211, tasked with updating the current fender design guidelines. This webinar presents an overview of the tasks of WG211, the structure of the new guidelines, and a summary of the new subjects or major changes compared to the old guidelines.
Presenter: Rune Iversen
Rune Iversen is an Associate Principal with Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, with more than 20 years of experience in the marine industry. After working as a Naval Architect for 6 years his experience has been focused on inspection, condition assessment, rehabilitation, and design of mooring and berthing systems and marine structures. Mr. Iversen is the chair of the ASCE COPRI Berthing Velocities and Fender Design Task Committee, a member of PIANC MarCom Working Group 211 for Fender Design and MarCom Working Group 231 for Mooring Bollard and Hooks, and an active member of the ASCE COPRI Ports and Harbors Committee.
Professional Development Hours (PDH) Available
Attendees are eligible to receive one Professional Development Hour (PDH) for their participation. A certificate conveying this is available for download at pianc.us/pdh/fender-design. A password, provided during the webinar, is required to retrieve your certificate.