Vital gaskets enabled Monaco port project

With its head office in Sweden, Trelleborg AB’s engineered products operation played a key role in a project aimed at keeping the world’s longest floating dock up and running in Port Hercule.

Founded in 1905, Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. According to the industry website, the company produced and was heavily involved in the installation of the firm’s high performance inflatable gaskets for the maintenance of the vital ball joint of the floating dock.

Part of the Trelleborg Offshore & Construction business, the engineered products unit worked closely with Strukton Immersion Projects B.V. from construction design through the installation of the gaskets, said Oscar Kosler, acquisition director for Strukton Immersion.

He said Trelleborg “was able to provide a one-stop shop for the design and manufacture of the inflatable gaskets and (provided) assistance during installation on the steel structure.”

The gaskets successfully sealed off a watertight workspace for the maintenance of the floating dock’s ball joint, which connects the 160,000-ton and 350-meter-long construction to the port and ensures that the structure moves with the tide, waves and current, Trelleborg said. (Feature image: Facebook Trelleborg Group. Source:

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