SA navy awards fender contract to Gauteng Rubber & Seal Gauteng Rubber & Seal (Pty) Ltd has been awarded its first major marine rubber contract - valued at close to R1m - by the South African (SA) Navy. The black empowered industrial rubber supplier will deliver eight Fentek, pneumatic fenders (4 m x 2.5 m) to the Simonstown naval base by March 2004. Pneumatic fenders are very easy to install and can thus be quickly redeployed to wherever they are needed. The fenders are ideal for permanent and semi-permanent port applications where they can be attached to the quay structure, or a suitable supporting frame. They are also useful as supplementary protection and for special vessels when the permanent, fixed fenders may be unsuitable. Ship to ship transfer operations also frequently adopt these fenders.