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MacGregor Offshore Cranes Meet Specialist Operatorís Needs


MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured its third identical offshore crane contract for Volstad Maritime AS series of 125m offshore construction vessels being built by Bergen Group Fosen shipyard in Norway. The order is booked in the first quarter 2013 order intake.

Two more active heave-compensated (AHC) MacGregor offshore cranes have been ordered for hull 091, the third in a run of 125m-long offshore construction vessels (OCVs) for Volstad Maritime AS. The vessel is part of a series of Skipsteknisk ST-259-CD design sisterships being delivered by Bergen Group Fosen shipyard in Norway for the seismic exploration and offshore inspection, repair and maintenance specialist.

As with the two previous orders from Bergen Group Fosen, the OCV will feature a 250-tonne subsea crane and a 15-tonne offshore crane. The delivery is scheduled for August 2014.

ďThis is the third identical offshore crane order we have received for these versatile, specialist vessels,Ē says Frode GrÝvan, Director, Sales and Marketing for Advanced Load Handling. ďThe OCVs will perform a range of subsea maintenance and construction work, and, like the cranes, have been designed for operation in harsh offshore environments.Ē

The first of Volstadís new-generation fleet, Grand Canyon (hull 089), was delivered in October 2012. Hull 090 was ordered in February 2012 for handover in October, 2014.

Caption: MacGregor 250-tonne subsea crane and a 15-tonne offshore crane on board Grand Canyon, the first of Volstadís new-generation fleet

MacGregor is the worldís 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 shipís cargo profile. This benefits its productivity, environmental impact and profitable service lifetime.

MacGregor is part of Cargotec. Cargotecís sales totalled EUR 3.3 billion in 2012 and it employs approximately 10,500 people. Cargotecís class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV.


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