Cargotec to equip four new Norwegian ferries with MacGregor RoRo cargo access equipment
Four new LNG-powered RoPax ferries, destined for service in the Norwegian fjords, will feature a suite of MacGregor RoRo access equipment from CargotecIn November Cargotec secured an order from Gdansk Shiprepair Yard Remontowa in Poland to deliver MacGregor cargo access equipment for four 4,200gt RoPax ferries.
"Efficient and reliable cargo access equipment is essential for the profitable and safe operation of the ferries," says Lars Öberg, Sales Manager for RoRo ships at Cargotec. "Cargotec has a long experience in providing innovative solutions based on proven technology. This, together with close cooperation with the customer, made us successful in securing the order."
The new 93m-long LNG-powered ferries will have capacity to carry 390 passengers and 120cars at service speeds between 12 and 17 knots. They will be operated by Torghatten Nord and are intended for the inner and outer Vestfjord crossings in northern Norway. Each of the vessels will feature the following MacGregor cargo access equipment:
bow visor and door with folding ramp
stern door and ramp
two hatch covers
engine service hatch and two power-packs.
The MacGregor equipment will be fabricated at Cargotec's partner plants and will be delivered during 2011/2012.[ends]Image: 93m-long LNG-powered ferries will feature a comprehensive MacGregor cargo access packageFor further information please contact,
Lars Öberg, Sales Manager, RoRo ships, tel: +46-31-850818
Heli Malkavaara, Communications Manager, tel: +358 2 4121 252
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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.
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