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10 Apr 2014
MacGregor will supply bulk versions of its cargo handling cranes

MacGregor will supply bulk versions of its cargo handling cranes

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, is to supply bulk versions of its cargo handling cranes for five Chinese shipyards.

The cranes are destined for 15 bulk carriers for various owners, including two of 37,500dwt on order at Yangzhou Gouyo shipyard, which will be used to carry logs and will each be equipped with four GLBE3026.2-2/2426.2gr variable frequency drive (VFD)-type marine cranes.

In addition, cranes of similar type will be delivered for four 67,000dwt bulk and log handling vessels being built at the Zheijiang Zhenge shipyard for Chinese owners.

“Our cranes easily meet all the demands of the bulk handling sector, which is one of the most demanding marine environments,” said Mikael Hägglund, sales manager, cranes. “With all machinery well protected inside the housing, the cranes are well-prepared for this duty.”

The orders include a repeat contract for two 63,000dwt bulk carriers on order at the Dayang shipyard, which will each be equipped with four GLB3629-2/28.829 electro-hydraulic type marine cranes.

More cranes of this type will be delivered for a Greek customer, which has ordered two 61,000dwt bulkers from NACKS shipyard, and for five 61,000dwt bulk carriers under construction at Natong Huatai shipyard for a Hong Kong-based company.

“Depending on an operator’s specific needs and capacity, we can supply a range of options from our well-proven electro-hydraulic version, to our highly-efficient low-energy new-generation VFD electric cranes. For tougher operations [hours per year] we can offer our four-wire K4 heavy-duty grab cranes,” Mr Hägglund added.

All cranes are scheduled for delivery throughout 2014 and 2016.

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