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Cargotec ensures safe and efficient offshore anchor-handling with MacGregor equipment outfits



Cargotec will supply two MacGregor windlass-handling manipulator systems and two offshore knuckle-jib cranes, ensuring safe and efficient offshore anchor-handling operations for DOF ASA


In April Cargotec received an order for two of its MacGregor windlass-handling manipulator systems and two large offshore knuckle-jib cranes. The anchor-handling equipment is scheduled for delivery in 2011 and has been specified for two anchor-handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels on order for international ship-owning conglomerate, DOF ASA. The AHTS vessels are based on an STX AH12 design and will be built by STX Brazil Offshore for operations in the Brazilian market.


"The systems will substantially enhance the speed and cost efficiency of operations, while greatly improving personnel safety in hazardous offshore working conditions," says Øystein Bondevik, Cargotec's sales director for offshore load handling.


The MacGregor manipulator system is designed to perform remotely-controlled windlass replacement operations for anchor-handling winches while at sea. It can safely handle windlasses weighing up to 12.5 tonnes under various weather conditions.


Cargotec supplies a full range of advanced MacGregor deck handling machinery for AHTSs, including anchor handling winches, active heave-compensated subsea cranes and ROV/T handling systems. 




Caption: AHTS vessels for DOF ASA - MacGregor systems will substantially enhance the speed and cost efficiency of operations, and improve personnel safety


For further information please contact,

Øystein Bondevik, Sales Director, Offshore Load Handling, tel. +47 95 72 34 13




Heli Malkavaara, Communications Manager, tel. +358 (0)2 4121 252


Notes to editors

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