MacGregor has secured a further order for two 100-tonne AHC offshore MacGregor cranes from a shipbuilding group in Malaysia
A leading Malaysian shipbuilding and chartering group has taken up its option for two more 100-tonne active heave-compensated (AHC) offshore cranes from MacGregor, part of Cargotec. This contract follows an identical one placed last year by the same company.
These new cranes, as well as the two ordered earlier, are destined for newbuild offshore support vessels currently under construction within the group for an undisclosed owner. “We are delighted that the group has opted for MacGregor offshore cranes again. They will provide the new vessels with high-precision and reliable performance for a range of demanding offshore operations, ” says Frode Grøvan, Sales and Marketing Director for MacGregor Advanced Load Handling.
The cranes are scheduled for delivery in March 2014 and they will be manufactured by Cargotec’s joint venture company.
MacGregor is the world’s leading brand of engineering solutions and services for handling marine cargoes and offshore loads. MacGregor products serve the maritime transportation, offshore and naval logistics markets, in ports and terminals as well as on board ships. Our cargo flow solutions integrate cargo access, stowage, care and handling functions to suit a particular ship’s cargo profile. This benefits its productivity, environmental impact and profitable service lifetime. www.macgregor-group.com
MacGregor is part of Cargotec. Cargotec’s sales totalled EUR 3.3 billion in 2012 and it employs approximately 10, 500 people. Cargotec’s class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com