Cargotec has won a contract to supply two sets of MacGregor anchor-handling systems for two anchor-handling tug /supply / oil recovery vessels under construction at a Chinese Shipyard for a Singaporean owner. The anchor-handling equipment is scheduled for delivery at the end of 2011 and it will be manufactured at Cargotec’s facilities for offshore load handling in Singapore and China.
The new order comprises the following MacGregor equipment:
· anchor-handling/towing winches
· anchor windlass mooring winches
· tugger winches
· storage reels
· shark jaws/towing pins
· telescopic deck cranes.
The anchor-handling towing winches have a 380 tonnes line pull and a 500 tonnes static brake. The bollard pull of these ABS classed vessels is 150 – 160 tonnes.
“We are pleased that our customers have opted for MacGregor anchor-handling systems with their proven technology and high levels of operational reliability,” says Gavin Lim, Cargotec’s sales director for towing and mooring solutions.
With its global service organisation, Cargotec offers integrated service solutions to marine and offshore operators. MacGregor Onboard Care service agreements offer ship operators sustainable ship operations and revenue-earning capabilities by ensuring that equipment works when it is needed through flexible planned maintenance.
Cargotec improves the efficiency of cargo flows on land and at sea – wherever cargo is on the move. Cargotec’s daughter brands, Hiab, Kalmar and MacGregor are recognised leaders in cargo and load handling solutions around the world. Cargotec’s global network is positioned close to customers and offers extensive services that ensure the continuous, reliable and sustainable performance of equipment. Cargotec’s sales totalled EUR 2.6 billion in 2010 and it employs approximately 10,000 people.
MacGregor is the global market-leading brand in marine cargo handling and offshore load-handling solutions. Customer-driven MacGregor engineering and service solutions for the maritime transportation industry, and the offshore load-handling and naval logistics markets are used onboard merchant ships, offshore support vessels, and in ports and terminals.
Source: Cargotec , March 15, 2011;Image: Macgregor