CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE, 9 SEPTEMBER 2011 AT 10.00 AM (EEST)
A contract for mooring equipment for a pipelaying barge marks Cargotec's successful entry to the Vietnamese offshore market
In July this year, Cargotec won a contract from the joint stock company Vinh Nam (VAM JSC)/TECMACH to supply mooring equipment outfits for Vietsovpetro's 110m-long by 30.5m-breadth pipelaying crane barge, Con Son. The 1969-built vessel is currently undergoing a conversion at Dung Quat Shipbuilding Industry Co Ltd.
"The signing of this maiden contract in Vietnam demonstrates our client's confidence in our capability," says Gavin Lim, Cargotec's director of sales for towing and mooring solutions. "It also marks Cargotec's successful entry to the Vietnamese offshore market."
As part of the conversion project, Cargotec will supply eight mooring winches complete with local and remote controls, tension and length-monitoring systems, hydraulic power packs, sheaves, and fairleads. The mooring equipment is scheduled for delivery at the beginning of 2012 and will be manufactured at Cargotec's facility for offshore load handling in Singapore.
Caption: The newly-converted pipelayer, Con Son, will feature eight mooring equipment outfits from Cargotec
For further information please contact,
Gavin Lim, Sales Director, Towing & Mooring, tel +65 68 613 922
Heli Malkavaara, Communications Director, Marine, tel +358 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 2010 and it employs approximately 11,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. 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