Proven performance wins new MacGregor subsea crane order
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE 27 JUNE 2013 AT 11.00 AM (EEST)
Ongoing experience of MacGregor's offshore cranes has played a significant role in BOURBON ordering another 150-tonne active heave-compensated subsea MacGregor crane
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order for a 150-tonne active heave-compensated (AHC) subsea crane from leading offshore oil & gas marine services specialist, BOURBON. This builds on a contract that was secured at the end of 2007 from the operator for ten similar cranes.
This crane will be delivered in August 2014 and is, as per nine of the previous order, for a Bourbon Evolution 800 multi-purpose support vessel under construction at Zhejiang Shipyard, in China.
"Ongoing experience of MacGregor's offshore cranes and BOURBON shared return on experience on previous order to MacGregor has played a significant role in BOURBON ordering another 150-tonne active heave-compensated subsea MacGregor crane," says Frode Grøvan, Sales and Marketing Director for MacGregor Advanced Load Handling.
Designed to meet the new development challenges of offshore oil and gas operations and operate safely at a depth of 3,000 metres, the Bourbon Evolution 800 series vessels offer an array of services at a par with deepwater offshore market in terms of operations and finance. They fit perfectly with BOURBON's strategy of standardising its fleet, as illustrated by the choice of using the same 150-tonne active heave-compensated subsea MacGregor crane for each vessel.
Caption: MacGregor crane detail on the MPSV Bourbon Evolution 802, multi-purpose supply vessel of the Bourbon Evolution 800 series, in Singapore
For further information please contact,
Frode Grøvan, Director, Sales and Marketing, Advanced Load Handling, MacGregor tel +47 990 17 782
Heli Malkavaara, Communications Director, MacGregor, tel. +358 2 4121 252
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