Cargotec’s MacGregor secures new subsea crane contract worth EUR 23 millionConstruction, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oceanology, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technology, Underwater Shipping — By admin on February 5, 2014 at 11:23 AM
5 February 2014 at 10 AM (EET) - MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order worth around EUR 23 million for six active heave-compensated (AHC) subsea cranes from the Dutch IHC Merwede. The cranes will be installed on three pipe-laying ships destined for the UK headquartered global offshore specialist, Subsea 7. Delivery of the cranes is scheduled between June and December 2015.
The new series builds on others under construction at the IHC Merwede yard for Subsea 7, including the 146m vessel, Seven Waves, which will also be fitted with a MacGregor subsea crane and is scheduled for delivery this year.
The latest vessels, hulls 731, 733 and 735, will each be fitted with one 100-tonne SWL and one 25-tonne MacGregor AHC subsea cranes, designed to operate at depths of 3,500m and 3,000m respectively.
Cargotec shapes the cargo handling industry for the benefit of its customers and shareholders. Cargotec’s business areas MacGregor, Kalmar and Hiab are recognised leaders in cargo and load handling solutions around the world. Their global network is positioned close to customers and offers extensive services that ensure a continuous, reliable and sustainable performance according to customers’ needs. Cargotec’s sales totalled approximately EUR 3.2 billion in 2013 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec’s class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com