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Cargotec signs around EUR 20 million orders for MacGregor cranes and hatch covers for bulk carriers


Cargotec has confirmed new orders worth around EUR 20 million to deliver MacGregor bulk handling cranes and hatch covers for 17 Handysize bulk carriers (37,000 dwt) and hatch covers for nine Kamsarmax bulk carriers (82,000 dwt) to be built at Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., China.

Each 37,000 dwt bulk carrier will be equipped with four cranes with a capacity of SWL 30 tonnes when handling general cargo and 24 tonnes SWL when grab handling. The cranes will be manufactured at Cargotec partner plants in China and delivery is planned by the end of 2012. The hatch cover order for these vessels comprises design and key components for MacGregor 2 + 2 folding type hatch covers, with a total of 20 panels on each ship.

Additionally, Cargotec is contracted to deliver design and key components for MacGregor hatch cover sets for nine 82,000 dwt bulk carriers to be built at the same shipyard, Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. The hatch cover sets comprise MacGregor rack-and-pinion side-rolling hatch covers to be delivered starting from mid 2011.

ďThe crane and hatch cover outfits are an integral part of the cargo access and handling ability of the vessels, and the MacGregor cargo handling solution offers an efficient and reliable system for the shipowner,Ē says Per-Erik Nilsson, Cargotec sales and marketing director.

Notes to editors

Cargotec improves the efficiency of cargo flows on land and at sea - wherever cargo is on the move. Cargotecís daughter brands, Hiab, Kalmar and MacGregor are recognised leaders in cargo and load handling solutions around the world. Cargotecís global network is positioned close to customers and offers extensive services that ensure the continuous, reliable and sustainable performance of equipment. Cargotecís sales totalled EUR 2.6 billion in 2009 and it employs approximately 9,500 people. Cargotecís class B shares are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

MacGregor is the global market-leading brand in marine cargo handling and offshore load-handling solutions. Customer-driven MacGregor engineering and service solutions for the maritime transportation industry, and the offshore load-handling and naval logistics markets are used onboard merchant ships, offshore support vessels, and in ports and terminals.


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