Hawk Airbag Factory was founded in 1999. Hawk has always been dedicated to the research and development of high bearing capacity ship launching airbags. In order to meet the requirements of launching 10,000 DWT vessels, Hawk has developed its new generation of “High Bearing Capacity Kneading-Resistant Airbags”, with a bearing capacity 1.5 times as much as the prototype, Hawk Airbags sat the foundation for this “soft launching” technology to be used for 10,000 DWT vessels. Hawk is the first to develop the concept of “Kneading” movement of airbags under vessels, new mechanical models for tearing and has developed accordingly new formulas of rubber, new processes of vulcanisation and producing, making a breakthrough in the structure of airbags.
In 2000, Hawk has obtained the New Type High Bearing Airbag invention patent. As soon as our first generation of high bearing capacity airbags hit the market, they have been playing a decisive role in providing solution for 10,000 ~ 100,000 DWT vessels operations.
Hawk rubber airbag was initially developed for ship launching and haul-outs. However, because of its extraordinary high bearing capacity, we also developed a series related products such as Buoyancy Airbags and Salvage Pontoon which can be widely used for the moving of super-size structures, underwater heavy lifting. It also can provide buoyancy for offshore constructions and salvage projects.
In 2006, Hawk Airbag Factory was renamed as Hawk Floating Fender Company. Since 1999 until today, more than 27,000 Ship Launching Airbags, more than 800 Salvage Pontoon and more than 1,600 Buoyancy Airbags have been supplied worldwide for ship launching, marine salvage and offshore Oil & Gas piping operations serving our valuable customers. These airbags play a critical role in the safe operation marine projects. Hawk Fender confirms that all its Marine Airbags fully comply with all requirements of ISO 17682 and ISO 114409. We design with harshest conditions and your toughest challenges at the forefront, manufacturing end-to-end in our own production facility. This ensures the best quality and performance available.
In 2002, Hawk developed a new product — Pneumatic Rubber Fender (PNE) and has obtained the New Type PNE invention patent in 2004. In 2006, Hawk Airbag Factory was renamed as Hawk Floating Fender Company. Since 2002 until today, more than 6,200 Pneumatic Rubber Fenders and more than 21,000 Foam Fenders have been supplied worldwide both for ship-to-ship and ship-to-dock operations serving our valuable customers. These fenders play a critical role in the safe operation of ship berthing and mooring. Hawk Fender confirms that all its Pneumatic Rubber Fenders fully comply with all requirements of ISO 17357. We design with harshest conditions and your toughest challenges at the forefront, manufacturing end-to-end in our own production facility. This ensures the best quality and performance available.
Pneumatic Rubber Fenders are ideal for mooring, ship-to-ship transfers, offshore platforms and floating docks requiring minimal maintenance, so costs are kept down. Hawk Fenders have the merits of high pressure resistance, high energy absorption low reaction, ageing resistance and saltwater corrosion resistance. They support berthing at angles up to 15 degrees for advanced vessel types such as ULCC, FLNG, FSRU, FSU, FSO, FPSO, LNG and bulk carriers. Fast and easy to deploy, Hawk Fenders ensure clearance is maintained between the hull and jetty or other vessels. Risks of damage during mooring is minimised, protecting both people and vessel. Due to the hollow construction these fenders are lighter and easier to handle than solid rubber models.
As an industry leader in China’s marine products, Qingdao Hawk has attracted a team of most capable marine engineers and self-designed sets of most advanced equipment. We are able to provide high-tech marine products and high value-added solutions for national defence, world's shipping and marine resources exploitation.
While improving the strength in our main business, we are also trying to diversify our business and expanding into vessel repair and manufacturing, ship salvage, marine projects, ship launching, ship collision protection and other services. Currently with its rich experience and an international client base, Qingdao Hawk has become a leader in China’s marine airbag and fender market, and is now rapidly developing in marine projects and marine equipment industry.