MacGregor lands new order for four lattice boom cranes

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won contracts for its new lattice boom cranes (LBC) from Merkers Offshore, negotiated and procured through Marine Commerce in Singapore.

According to the company, four 20015-6045 LBC cranes will be installed on two offshore maintenance liftboats equipped with 80m jack-up legs, currently under construction at Jiangsu Dajin Heavy Industries in China. Delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of 2016.

“We secured these orders as a result of MacGregor’s extensive offshore knowledge and our reputation for producing robust and reliable offshore equipment,” says Mattias Sundström, Sales and Marketing Director for MacGregor’s lattice boom cranes.

“MacGregor’s long-standing relationship with Marine Commerce was also an important factor.”

The company noted that the cranes are designed to meet the requirements of API-2C, which governs the design and construction of offshore pedestal mounted cranes installed on fixed or floating drilling rigs, and each crane will have a SWL of 200 tonnes at 15m outreach, or 60 tonnes at 45m.

Sundström added: “Regardless of performance requirements, offshore equipment must, above all, be rugged, safe and reliable, because the offshore industry goes about its business in some very challenging environments.”

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