CARGOTEC CORPORATION, 20 MAY 2013 AT 10.00 AM (EEST)
MacGregor offshore winches have been specified for 22 new anchor handling tug supply vessels (AHTSVs) under construction at three Chinese shipyards for several international owners
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured new offshore winch contracts from three Chinese shipyards, Fujian Southeast, Fuzhou Baima and Guangdong Yuexin Ocean Engineering. The winches are destined for 22 anchor handling tug supply vessels (AHTSVs) under construction for a number of international owners.
“Our offshore winches have been specified for a run of new-series small and medium AHTSV developments in the 60m to 65m range, ” says Francis Wong, Director, Segment Sales and Marketing at MacGregor. “Most of these vessels have enhanced equipment and vessel specifications in response to the increased demands from charterers and oil companies in the South East Asia and Middle East regions. These include DP2 capabilities, increased bollard pull and more deck space. Our winches form an important part of these vessels’ advanced capabilities.”
The scope of deliveries includes windlasses, mooring winches, capstans, tuggers, anchor handling/towing winches and storage reels; some of the vessels will also be fitted with MacGregor shark jaws/towing pins. Deliveries will begin in August this year and will continue at intervals until March 2014.
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, 000 people. Cargotec’s class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com