Largest LNG-powered ferry will feature flexible MacGregor RoRo cargo access package

LNG, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology — By on December 17, 2014 at 10:44 AM


Photo courtesy of Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft

Photo courtesy of Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft

CARGOTEC CORPORATION, 17 DECEMBER 2014 AT 10.00 AM (EET) – MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a contract from German shipbuilder Flensburger-Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) for a comprehensive RoRo cargo access equipment package. It is destined for an LNG-powered RoRo ferry that will be constructed at the yard for the Australian owner, SeaRoad; an option remains for one more vessel package.

At 181m, it will be the largest RoRo ferry with LNG propulsion and the first vessel of this type built by FSG. Delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of 2016. The ferry will serve SeaRoad’s planned new regular liner service across the Bass Strait between Melbourne on the Australian mainland and Devonport on the Australian island of Tasmania.

“Conditions are notoriously rough on the Bass Strait, which puts equipment reliability high on the agenda, ” says Göran Hugon, Sales Manager, RoRo Equipment at MacGregor.  “Over the years, MacGregor has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with FSG and we won the contract because the yard is pleased with the reliability and performance of previous MacGregor deliveries.”

FSG says that the vessel will boast a particularly flexible cargo carrying capability and is able to accommodate containers, including reefer units, trailers, cars and hazardous cargo as well as livestock.

MacGregor’s scope of supply of tailor-made RoRo equipment includes two stern ramps/doors, one ramp cover, one access ramp and two pilot/bunker doors, along with  installation services. Equipment delivery is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015.

MacGregor offers world leading engineering solutions and services for handling marine cargoes and offshore loads. The scope of our integrated packages is growing and now also includes Hatlapa, Porsgrunn, Pusnes and Triplex products.

MacGregor serves the offshore, maritime transportation and naval logistics markets in ports and terminals as well as on board ships and rigs. MacGregor solutions combine load and cargo access, stowage, care and handling functions to optimise lifetime profitability, productivity and environmental sustainability.

MacGregor is part of Cargotec. 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 Ltd. under symbol CGCBV.

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