MacGregor receives order for cargo access systems on world's largest commercial RoRo carriers
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, 24 NOVEMBER 2015 AT 2 PM EET
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has been contracted by the South Korean shipbuilding group Hyundai Heavy Industries to deliver comprehensive RoRo access equipment packages for a series of two post-Panamax 8,000 lane metre's RoRo carriers. The vessels are under construction at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) for the Luxembourg-based operator CLdN (Cobelfret), with options for another three.
The 235m long and 35m wide vessels will be the world's largest commercial RoRo carriers. They have been ordered as part of CLdN's fleet expansion and modernisation programme. Each MacGregor RoRo access equipment package will comprise a stern ramp, internal ramps, bulkhead doors and four levels of hoistable electrically-operated car decks. The gross weight of the equipment is about 2,200 tonnes per ship.
"We have a proven record of reliable deliveries and excellent support during the construction process," says Karl-Axel Persson, Senior Sales Manager, MacGregor RoRo. "In addition, our ability to give support during the project stage was a major factor in winning this important contract.
"MacGregor has a long and successful customer relationship with HMD. Following the delivery, MacGregor will continue to support CLdN, working with the owner to deliver the best possible lifecycle profitability," Mr Persson adds.
The vessels are expected to enter into service in 2017 for deployment on CLdN's regular service in Northern Europe.
Further information for the press:
Karl-Axel Persson, Senior Sales Manager, RoRo, MacGregor, tel. +46 31 850 924
Heli Malkavaara, Communications Manager, MacGregor Group, tel. +358 20 777 4500
Further information for investors:
Paula Liimatta, Director Investor Relations, tel. +358 20 777 4084
MacGregor shapes the offshore and marine industries by offering world-leading engineering solutions and services with a strong portfolio of MacGregor, Hatlapa, Porsgrunn, Pusnes and Triplex brands. Shipbuilders, owners and operators are able to optimise the lifetime profitability, safety, reliability and environmental sustainability of their operations by working in close cooperation with MacGregor.
MacGregor solutions and services for handling marine cargoes, vessel operations, offshore loads, crude/LNG transfer and offshore mooring are all designed to perform with the sea. www.macgregor.com
MacGregor is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totalled approximately EUR 3.4 billion in 2014 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com