Cargotec Boosts Offshore Business in Brazil


Two new offshore support vessels owned by Navegação São Miguel and destined for long-term charter to Brazilian operator Petrobrás, will feature a suite of MacGregor offshore equipment.

As part of Cargotec’s plans to further broaden its presence in Brazil, the company has recently won contracts that will see it supply a set of MacGregor offshore load handling and rescue handling equipment for two offshore support vessels under construction for Brazilian shipping company, Navegação São Miguel Ltda.

The vessels have been ordered for an eight-year charter agreement with Petrobrás, which plans to operate them in the Campos Basin in Macaé, Rio de Janeiro.

For each vessel Cargotec will supply two types of rescue handling systems for handling small through to heavy fast rescue craft and a telescoping marine deck crane. All equipment is planned for delivery by the beginning of 2012 and is fully-certified in accordance with international regulations.

“Cargotec intends to further expand its offshore business in Brazil by offering its customers integrated MacGregor offshore load handling systems and service solutions through a local team of competent new sales and service personnel at our expanded branch in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo,” says Henrik Vildenfeldt, senior vice president for Cargotec’s Offshore Load Handling. “By offering comprehensive equipment systems and service solutions that are adapted to market demands, Cargotec will leverage a position in this region as a distinct provider of value to its offshore customers.”

Source: Cargotec, September 13, 2010:

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