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MacGregor Trade Press Release

Cargotec signs EUR 10 million order for MacGregor anchor-handling systems

11/3/2010

CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE, 3 NOVEMBER 2010 AT 11.30 AM (EET)

 

In October Cargotec has secured EUR 10 million order from the Sinopacific Group in China for the supply of a further 16-shipsets of anchor-handling systems for BOURBON's newbuildings. The shipsets will be delivered between April 2011 and February 2012.

 

This contract follows an order placed in June this year for four ships in the same series, the first shipset is scheduled for delivery in Q1/2011.

 

The systems will be installed on anchor handling and tug supply (AHTS) vessels based on an SPA80 design and built by Zhejiang Shipyard. This design was jointly developed by major offshore oil and gas services company BOURBON and its partner Shanghai Design Associates (SDA).

 

"The systems employ proven technologies already specified for 54 Bourbon Liberty 200 series AHTS vessels, of which more than 30 have been delivered so far," explains Francis Wong, Cargotec's sales director for offshore load handling. "The safe and efficient AHTS equipment, with state-of-the art technology, has been specially designed and manufactured to meet BOURBON's operational requirements in continental offshore markets, as well as deepwater offshore fields.

 

Equipment being supplied includes: anchor windlass, anchor handling/towing winch, tugger winches, capstans, storage reel, power pack, and shark jaws/towing pins. "These orders also highlight the success of Cargotec's newly-implemented integrated marketing strategy for new sales and service products and systems, which will result in equipment maintenance agreements following the entry of these ships into service," Mr Wong says.

 

"Orders such as these confirm Cargotec's ability to secure its leading position as a provider of MacGregor solutions in three offshore load-handling segments: subsea load handling, anchor handling and deck and tug machinery".

 

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Image1: MacGregor state-of-the-art systems assure safe and efficient anchor handling operations at sea

 

 

Image2: Bourbon Liberty 200 series AHTS vessel

 

 

Further information for the press:

Francis Wong, Sales Director, Offshore Load Handling, tel: +65 6861 3922

E-mail: francis.wong@cargotec.com

 

or

 

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

E-mail: heli.malkavaara@cargotec.com

 

 

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 approximately 9,800 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.cargotec.com

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. www.macgregor-group.com

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