Cargotec Receives Hatch Cover Order from Germany
Cargotec's MacGREGOR business area providing marine cargo handling solutions has received a significant hatch cover order from Aker Yards, Germany. The hatch covers will be delivered for four container ships under construction at the yards. The ships will be delivered for Russian MMC Norilsk Nickel. The hatch covers will be delivered for the vessels during year 2008 and the value of the order is approximately EUR 13 million.
The container ships will transport nickel under Arctic conditions from Northern Siberia without assistance from icebreakers. When designing the hatch covers, MacGREGOR needs to take into account the very severe conditions what comes to especially hydraulics as the hatch covers have to operate even in temperatures of -50 ºC.
Senior Executive Vice President and CFO
SVP, Investor Relations and Communications
For further information, please contact:
Thomas Kappel, Area Manager, MacGREGOR GmbH, tel. +49 171 246 17 40
Eeva Mäkelä, SVP, Investor Relations and Communications, tel. +358 204 55 4281
Cargotec is the world's leading provider of cargo handling solutions whose products are used in the different stages of material flow in ships, ports, terminals, distribution centers and local transportation. Cargotec Corporation's brands, Hiab, Kalmar and MacGREGOR, are market leaders in their fields and well-known among customers all over the world. Cargotec's net sales are EUR 2.6 billion. The company employs close to 9,000 people and operates in approximately 160 countries. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.