Monthly Archives: July 2020

SIS InfraCore® Technology used in Composite Ship Hulls

SIS InfraCore® Technology used in Composite Ship Hulls

The patented InfraCore® technology that is key to our FiberCore single element large span composite bridges is now being trialed in The Netherlands for use in full composite ship hulls.

There are numerous benefits to composite shipbuilding and its contributions towards greater maritime efficiency and sustainability. A composite vessel would weigh up to 40 percent less than a steel equivalent which would contribute to a considerable reduction in both fuel consumption of up to 25 percent as well as reductions of harmful emissions.

“The use of composites for larger ships has significant advantages for the entire design of the ship,” says Marcel Elenbaas, senior engineer at Research & Technology Support at ship builder DSNS. “If it is lighter, a vessel uses less fuel and produces lower emissions. The vessel also requires smaller engines, which means more space for additional systems, making for a more versatile platform, and of course, composites require considerably less maintenance than a steel vessel. We have the opportunity to demonstrate the effectiveness and viability of large-scale composite shipbuilding.”

SIS and our European partners remain at the forefront of innovation in composite technology and remain true to our ethos of creating a more sustainable world.

SIS Mazi® WPC Decking – Darwin Turf Club, Northern Territory, Australia

SIS Mazi® WPC Decking – Darwin Turf Club


SIS supplied roughly 700 square metres of our entrenched market leading Mazi® Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) Decking as part of the multi-million dollar project to construct the Fannie Bay Racing and Sports Club (Silks), a standalone sports venue located at the entrance to the racecourse of the Darwin Turf Club in the Northern Territory, Australia.


For over a decade, we have been supplying this world leading product to customers all over Australia from the Snowy Mountains to the harshest of environments to the iron ore mining camps of the Pilbara region in Western Australia. SIS Mazi® WPC Decking will not rot, splinter or crack and is termite proof and with a guarantee of 25 years, brings piece of mind to all stakeholders.


If you would like to discuss your project or receive a product sample, please email or call 1300 261 074 in Australia or +61 8 7007 0441 from overseas.



SIS FiberCore FRP Bridge for the Llantrisant Community Route – LifeSpan Structures (UK)

A recent project completed by LifeSpan Structures (UK) shows just how attractive our bridge soffits can look. This structure shows the clean lines and lack of steel, concrete or timber girders that in so many instances can take away from the aesthetics of the bridge and surrounds.

A lower deck construction height compared to more traditional materials and the reduced weight of FRP bridges simplified the installation. The new bridge deck was designed to work in conjunction with the crash protection barriers which were installed at the same time and add to the 1000+ FiberCore FRP Composite bridges and bridge decks that are installed around the world today including Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Poland, UK, USA and China. 

SIS proudly represents FiberCore in Oceania, please contact us today to discuss your project needs, request a hard copy catalogue and product sample.


Product Showcase – SIS FiberCore Single Element FRP Truss Bridge

Product Showcase – SIS FiberCore Single Element FRP Truss Bridge – 

The SIS FiberCore Single Element FRP Truss Bridge is a streamlined, composite truss bridge which is impervious to corrosion, oil and chemicals. With a 100 year design life and minimal maintenance requirements under even the most extreme conditions, this bridge provides stakeholders with the best single element pedestrian structure available in the world today. The bridge is one fully integrated structure in which exposed, high-maintenance bolted or bonded connections are eliminated. These lightweight bridges are available with a clear internal width of 1.5 metres and a single span of up to 36 metres.

The SIS FiberCore Single Element FRP Truss Bridge can be supplied with a great deal of customisation including different lengths, different colours with integrated cable protection piping, LED lighting, shore-based power units, movement sensors and integrated access gates.

These high-tech bridges are ideal as fixed abutment to floating marinas / pontoons bridges, general use pedestrian bridges and escape / emergency use bridges and are engineered to all required codes and standards to ensure the highest level of safety and performance. They are non-conductive and we can tailor fire properties to specific customer requirements.

Contact SIS today for further information or to discuss your project.