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MacGREGOR RoRo systems benefit two series of PCTCs built in China


The world's largest-capacity RoPaxes employ MacGREGOR RoRo systems

Three RoPax ferries on order in Italy, each offering 4.2km of freight lanes, will benefit from MacGREGOR RoRo systems

In February Finnlines ordered three 42,000gt cargo/passenger RoPax ferries from Fincantieri, and agreed an option for two more sisterships. The first three will be employed to connect Helsinki and Travemunde.

Fincantieri has designed these 9,300 dwt ferries to carry 300 trucks in 4,200 linear metres. The Italian shipbuilder says these are record figures for this type of ship, and that these will be the biggest RoPax vessels ever built. Up to 500 passengers can be carried, and there are 225 deluxe cabins.

MacGREGOR comprehensive RoRo access equipment package includes a series of external and internal ramps, ramp covers, bow doors, hoistable decks, and shell doors. Delivery of the equipment is scheduled for the first half of 2005, with the ships earmarked for delivery in November 2005, May 2006 and June 2006 respectively.

For further information, please contact:

Mr Karl-Axel Persson, Sales Manager, MacGREGOR (SWE) AB
Box 4113, SE-400 40 Gothenburg, Sweden
Tel: +46 31 850 794 Fax: +46 31 428 825


MacGREGOR Group press office:
Mr Steve Labdon, MacGREGOR Group Media Representative
Tel: +44 (0)20 8364 1441 Fax: +44 (0)20 8364 1331

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