April 2019.

Collaborating with SummA, Suprabakti’s Training and Development division, ShibataFenderTeam visit two of the top universities in Indonesia; Universitas Indonesia (UI) and Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB). We visited UI’s civil engineering and ITB’s marine engineering department.

ShibataFenderTeam’s representative, Chris Millwood opens the session with introduction of marine fender, continues with berthing energy calculation and fender selection. The session ends with Q&A session. The students were asking about fender spacing and examples of fender failure in the industry.

We hope the students could use this session as an introductory to the industry, since they will be engineers very soon. We wish all the success for both students and universities.

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April 2019.

PT. Suprabakti and ShibataFenderTeam visited PT. Diagram Triproporsi, one of the engineering consultant with extent portfolio of ports and harbours. SFT’s representative, Chris Millwood starts the session with berthing energy calculation, and fender design; ends with interesting Q&A session. We discussed about the solutions on how to design fender with high tidal environment like river.

In relation with next year’s ministry of transportation focus, which to revitalize transportation facilities including ports and jetties, we hope our knowledge sharing session will be useful for consultants.

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February 2019.

Receiving huge support and positive feedback from last year’s Fender Foundation Seminar participants, both Suprabakti and ShibataFenderTeam commit to continue sharing knowledge and educating users about the importance of design and compounding in fender systems, by organizing In-House training.

With In-House training, we aim to reach more participants, especially the engineers which most of their work dealt with designs, and end users. It is important for end users to know the basic and factors that should be considered in selecting suitable fender.

In February, we visited the engineering department of PT. Semen Indonesia in Gresik and PT. Terminal Petikemas Surabaya. Again, we emphasize on the importance of design and fender selection to attain the optimum function of fender systems – which to protect jetty structure as well as the vessel. With both companies role as owners, most of the discussion are about maintenance. Considering the existing fender condition and design, SFT’s representative, Chris Millwood points about the vital role of weight and tension chains, to support the whole fender systems.

We wish for the success of both companies, and hope we can support them in the future.

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November 2018.

PT. Suprabakti Mandiri joins with ShibataFenderTeam (SFT), conduct Fender Foundation Seminar, which is the first ever SFT’s seminar in Indonesia. The seminar was conducted in 3-consecutive days, 27-29 November 2018 at 3 cities which are Surabaya, Jakarta and Bandung. 

At the beginning of his presentation, Chris Millwood, SFT’s representative, stated that fender systems are investments. By applying the right design and fender, one company can save much. A lot of false and misleading information regarding fenders has circled around in the industry for a while. Therefore, the seminar was titled “Comprehensive Guide on the Importance of Proper Design and Rubber Compound for Fender Systems”. We aim to refresh and deepen our customer’s understandings towards fender system. 

First day of Fender Foundation Seminar was held in Four Points Hotel Tunjungan Surabaya on 27th November, attended by 56 participants from various company such as:

    • PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia III 
    • PT. Berkah Industri Mesin Angkat
    • PT. Adhi Karya
    • PT. Shorebase Lamongan
    • PT. Virama Karya
    • PT. Lumbung Usaha Mulia
    • PT. Holcim Indonesia
    • PT. Multi Daya Guna
    • PT. PJB UBJOM Paiton
    • PT. Pertamina
    • PT. Cipta Mandiri Nusantara Abadi 
    • PT. Aneka Jasa Grhadika
    • PT. Nindya Karya
    • PT. Siam Maspion Terminal
    • PT. Paiton Operations & Maintenance Indoensia (POMI)
    • PT. Lintech Duta Pratama
    • PT. Terminal Petikemas Surabaya
    • PT. Petrokimia Gresik
    • PT. Semen Indonesia
    • PT. Swadaya Graha
    • PT. Semen Indonesia Logistik
    • PT. Ulan Buana Engineering
    • PT. Surya Esa Perkasa
    • PT. Surya Metalindo

Day two was held on the next day in Kempinski Hotel Jakarta. It was attended by 34 participants from:

    • PT. Aurecon Indonesia
    • PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia II
    • PT. Aecom Indonesia
    • PT. New Priok Container Terminal One (NPCT 1)
    • PT. Pertamina
    • PT. Panca Duta Prakarsa
    • PT. Adhi karya
    • PT. Wiratman
    • PT. Diagram Triproporsi
    • PT. Yodya Karya
    • PT. Indofood Sukses Makmur
    • PT. Adiguna Shipbuilding & Engineering
    • PT. Wijaya Karya
    • PT. Dharma Subur Satya.

Last Day of seminar was held on 29th November in Trans Luxury Hotel Bandung. It was attended by 22 participants who were all consultants from:

    • PT. Atrya Swascipta Rekayasa
    • PT. Zifa Engineering Consultant
    • PT. Bumi Cakrawala Infrastuktur
    • PT. Karsa Engineering
    • PT. Petrosol
    • PT. Citra Segara
    • PT. Zekon Indonesia

Six topics which are Berthing Energy Calculation, Rated Performance and Fender Selection, Different Types of Fenders, System Design, Fender Testing, and Rubber Compounds were delivered in 3 hours. Many interesting questions were asked. Most of them asked about the technical problems they encountered in their ongoing projects. 

We hope we could do more seminars and training, and we wish great success for all participants in the future.