Pier Protection

Pier Protection

Superior Energy Absorption – High Strength –  Low Environmental Impact

FRP large diameter pilings and wale beams are the ideal solution for pier protection systems designed to withstand high energy impacts from both barges and ships. The enabling technology is our FiberPILE product. 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.

Additional product options include:

  • FiberWALEs are used when tight radius are needed.
  • FiberGUARD panels combine UHMW protection with FRP structural backing.

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