MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received deck machinery orders for four escort and four harbour tugboats from Cheoy Lee Shipyards Ltd in Hong Kong. The MacGregor winches have been specifically designed to maximise vessel performance by minimising equipment weight. The orders were booked into Cargotec’s fourth quarter 2018 order intake, with equipment deliveries planned on a rolling schedule commencing in the second quarter of 2019 through to the end of the third quarter.
The 32m tugs will operate in India, Southeast Asia and other regions around the world with MacGregor supplying compact and high-performance escort winches, anchor windlasses, towing winches, hydraulic power packs and power take-off (PTO) systems.
“We understand that detailed consideration of vessel operation and design is key to providing an optimum solution,” says Høye Høyesen, Vice President, Advanced Offshore Solutions, MacGregor. “For this reason, we work closely with ship designers and shipyards to provide solutions that fully meet customer requirements.”
“Our deck handling solution uses a simplified structural design to reduce winch weights and improve control panel construction,” explains Terry Onn, Senior Manager, Sales and Marketing, MacGregor. “The reduced weight and dimensions of the winch deliver a ten percent increase in vessel speed during forward tows, offering a considerable operational advantage to the customer.”