MacGregor secures “substantial” contract

14 Mar 2014
The equipment package includes MacGregor VDF electric cranes

The equipment package includes MacGregor VDF electric cranes

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, is to supply deck equipment for a series of eight 58,500 tonne bulk carriers under construction at New Times Shipbuilding in China.

The contract includes equipment from the combined MacGregor Hatlapa portfolio and will see MacGregor deliver complete packages comprising electric pole-changing winches, steering gear, air compressors, hatch covers and variable frequency drive (VFD) electric cranes, four per ship.

“The new contract was won as a direct result of our strengthened capability for larger delivery scope and a long standing relationship with the owner,” said Jörg Tollmien, head of sales, Hatlapa offering at MacGregor.

“It is also a good example of what our combined product ranges can offer customers, particularly in cases such as this where an extensive scope of deck equipment is required for multiple ships,” he added.

The new vessels are being built for Cyprus-based Lemissoler Navigation (Front Marine). Delivery of the first two vessels is scheduled for August 2015.

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