CARGOTEC CORPORATION, 9 MARCH 2015 AT 9.00 AM (EET) – MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a new contract from the Meyer Turku Shipyard for a complete turnkey delivery of RoRo cargo access and handling equipment for an environmentally friendly RoPax ferry under construction for Estonian ship operator Tallink.
The 49, 000gt, 212m long liquefied natural gas (LNG) dual fuel powered ferry complies with the latest strict regulations for emission control areas (ECAs) including the Baltic Sea. Designed to carry 2, 800 passengers, it will operate on the shuttle route between Tallinn and Helsinki.
MacGregor’s RoRo equipment package includes a bow door, bow and stern ramps/doors, front and rampway doors, hoistable and movable ramps, lifting platform, stores hatches, doors for passengers, pilots and bunkering, along with associated hydraulic power packs.
The contract includes design, hardware and installation, with deliveries planned during 2016. The completed vessel is scheduled for delivery in early 2017.
“We are very pleased that Tallink and Meyer Turku have selected MacGregor to design, supply and install the vital RoRo equipment for this advanced vessel, ” says Andreas Behr, Sales Manager, MacGregor RoRo Division. “MacGregor is known throughout the industry as a reliable supplier. This order demonstrates that respected market players trust our ability to supply an attractive turnkey solution, based on our proven technical solutions, our unparalleled experience of international production partners and our skilled installation team.
MacGregor offers world leading engineering solutions and services for handling marine cargoes and offshore loads. The scope of our integrated packages is growing and now also includes Hatlapa, Porsgrunn, Pusnes and Triplex products.
MacGregor serves the offshore, maritime transportation and naval logistics markets in ports and terminals as well as on board ships and rigs. MacGregor solutions combine load and cargo access, stowage, care and handling functions to optimise lifetime profitability, productivity and environmental sustainability. www.macgregor.com
MacGregor is part of Cargotec. Cargotec’s sales totalled approximately EUR 3.4 billion in 2014 and it employs approximately 11, 000 people. Cargotec’s class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com