MacGregor offshore cranes deliver flexible load-handling for four new accommodation vessels

Marine Equipment Products and Services — By on June 26, 2013 at 8:11 AM

Cargotec logo new24 JUNE 2013 AT 10.00 AM (EEST)  – Two sizes of MacGregor’s offshore cranes have each been specified for Marine Assets Corporation’s new series of four accommodation support vessels being built at Fujian Mawei shipyard in China

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a contract that will see eight cranes fitted on board a new series of four compact semi-submersible (CSS) offshore accommodation vessels for Marine Assets Corporation (MAC). Each vessel, under construction at Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd. in China, will feature a 60-tonne and a 12-tonne offshore MacGregor crane. Crane deliveries are scheduled to begin in August 2014 and finish by the end of February 2015.

“MAC’s new CSS accommodation vessels have been specifically designed to respond to the market’s need for cost-effective and flexible accommodation and offshore support vessels, ” explains Frode Grøvan, Sales and Marketing Director for MacGregor Advanced Load Handling. “The proven capabilities of MacGregor’s offshore cranes add to this flexibility.”

MAC is a private shareholding company with offices in Dubai and Singapore. It specialises in newbuild offshore support vessels for the oil and gas industries and currently has over 20 new build vessels under its management and control.

MacGregor is the world’s leading brand of engineering solutions and services for handling marine cargoes and offshore loads. MacGregor products serve the maritime transportation, offshore and naval logistics markets, in ports and terminals as well as on board ships. Our cargo flow solutions integrate cargo access, stowage, care and handling functions to suit a particular ship’s cargo profile. This benefits its productivity, environmental impact and profitable service lifetime. www.macgregor-group.com

MacGregor is part of Cargotec. Cargotec’s sales totalled EUR 3.3 billion in 2012 and it employs approximately 10, 000 people. Cargotec’s class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com

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