MacGregor hatch for eight container vessels
MacGregor hatch cover sets have been selected as effective cargo handling solutions for eight container vessels being built at a South Korean shipyard.
The order from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) will see MacGregor to designing and delivering complete hatch cover sets and container fixed fittings for eight 1,800 teu container ships.
"HMD and MacGregor have had a long and fruitful cooperation over many years. Our customer has selected key equipment, such as hatch covers and fixed fittings, from a partner that it trusts for quality and safety," said Magnus Sjöberg, senior vice president, Cargo Handling, MacGregor.
"MacGregor cargo system designs enable HMD to offer competitive feeder ship solutions to their customers."
Mr Sjöberg said that that the hatch cover sets will ensure that the vessels are equipped with efficient, optimised and safe cargo handling systems.
He said that for vessels requiring a relatively small, simple hatch cover systems, stacking hatch covers for weather decks are a good choice.
They are usually all hydraulic in operation and the panels move into stowage or closure positions in a specific sequence.
A set will comprise several panels – each of which is fitted with a towing device that can be connected to move the panels to and from a stacking position by a continuous chain-drive mechanism.
The chain-driven stacking hatch cover system employs the same hoisting principles as the MacGregor piggy-back system.
This order is booked into Cargotec's third quarter 2018 order intake and delivery of the equipment is planned during 2019.
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