Specialist operator chooses MacGregor heavy-lift electric cranes for two multi-purpose vesselsMarine Equipment Products and Services — By admin on December 17, 2013 at 10:49 AM
CARGOTEC CORPORATION,17 DECEMBER 2013 AT 10 AM (EET)
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won a contract to deliver four 250-tonne heavy-lift electric cranes to two 12,000 dwt multi-purpose vessels for a Danish operator Nordana. As part of a fleet refurbishment plan, the long-established Danish operator, Nordana, ordered four heavy-lift versions of MacGregor’s variable frequency drive (VFD) electric cranes which are scheduled for delivery during 2014 and 2015.
“Nordana is recognised as a specialist operator with a fleet of vessels able to carry a wide variety of cargoes,” says Svante Lundberg, Sales Manager, MacGregor cargo cranes. “Our heavy lift cranes will add to this capability, meeting the operator’s need to accommodate the increasing demand for larger and heavier pieces of cargo.”
He says Nordana will benefit from the operational and environmental advantages of VFD cranes. “Most importantly, they deliver enhanced efficiency, mainly attributable to faster and more accurate load positioning which reduces the time spent in port, along with a 30 to 35 percent reduction in power consumption compared to electro-hydraulic cranes.”
“Electric cranes eliminate the need for hydraulic oil, and with it, the risk of environmental pollution. With fewer moving parts, maintenance and repair is much easier. In addition, the life expectancy of the components is greater than with electro-hydraulic systems.”
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