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MacGregor Trade Press Release

MacGregor cranes and hatch covers for Samho bulker series




In February this year Samho Shipbuilding confirmed an order with Cargotec for a series of folding weatherdeck hatch covers for six 32,000 dwt bulk carriers; this follows a contract from December 2009 for 24 MacGregor cranes on the same vessels


"We are pleased that Samho Shipbuilding has also specified our hatch cover covers," said Torbjörn Dahl, senior naval architect for bulk ships at Cargotec.  "The crane and the hatch cover outfits are an integral part of the cargo access and handling ability of the vessels, and MacGregor cargo handling solution offers an efficient and reliable system for the shipowner. The order also demonstrates our ability to deliver conceptual sales that consider the whole operation of a vessel."


The six vessels are scheduled for delivery from this year until 2011. Each of them will feature four MacGregor GLB3026 cranes, fitted with the company's well-proven CC3000 crane control system, and five MacGregor folding weatherdeck hatch covers, comprising a total of 20 panels.


The hydraulically-operated hatch cover arrangement offers a total day opening area of approximately 2,023m2 and will weigh around 640 tonnes. The equipment is designed and manufactured in accordance with American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) regulations.


The hatch covers represents a fairly high standard comprising Flexipads, FlexSeal and a pump unit enabling operation of any two pairs at a time. The hatch covers are battened to the coaming by quick acting cleats and hatch No 3 (ballast water hold) will have heavy-duty ballast cleats.




For further information please contact:

Torbjörn Dahl, Senior Naval Architect, Bulk Ships, tel. +358 (0)2 4121 313

Email: torbjorn.dahl(at)




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

Email: heli.malkavaara(at) 


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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