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Superior Energy Absorption – High Strength – Low Environmental Impact

Fender systems using FPR composite structural elements are the ideal solution for waterway protection systems and ferry terminal guide walls required to withstand high energy impacts from both barges and ships. The enabling technology are the FRP pipe piles that come in a wide range of sizes. The FRP piles offer the strength of steel, but a much lower bending stiffness (EI) which allows for far greater energy absorption than traditional materials. Unlike rigid concrete and steel fender systems, the FRP system is designed to deflect and then recover, without damaging either the vessel or the fender.

Using an engineered material with FRP performance, the fender system can be designed with fewer piles at wider spacing.  This significantly reduces construction costs and results in fender systems with both lower acquisition costs and longer life than steel, concrete, and wood systems.  

Products elements include:P1080875

  • Pipe Piles in a wide range of sizes
  • Wales using stiffer FRP when a tight radius is needed
  • Splice plates and channels for connecting FRP wales and plastic lumber wales
  • Pile caps for a solid surface lid
  • Pile splices for very long piles or tight installation under bridges
  • HDPE sleeve for added wear protection in vessel strike zones
  • Dolphins monopiles for high impact at the start of fender systems 

When you factor in the corrosion resistant nature of the FRP materials, these FRP fender protection systems are the most cost-effective solution. 



FiberWALES are fiber reinforced structural sections with a higher stiffness than plastic lumber.  This distributes impact loads to more pilings in a fender system.  LEARN MORE >>

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Creative Composites Group provides a comprehensive range of standard and customized FRP products to meet your project needs. Looking for more information about how we can help bring your project to life? Contact our staff of expert engineers today.

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