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Trade press release

PCTCs to feature first full suite of electrically-driven RoRo equipment

9/22/2008

New RoRo equipment contracts secure MacGREGOR leading supplier status

Cargotec business area MacGREGOR has won new RoRo equipment and hoistable car deck contracts for 16 PCTCs worth over u201a55 million, securing its position as the largest supplier of cargo access equipment for car carriers and deep sea RoRo vessels

MacGREGOR has secured orders to supply RoRo equipment and hoistable car decks for 16 pure car/truck carriers (PCTCs) under construction in China, Korea and Japan. The total value of the orders exceeds u201a55 million and all the equipment will be delivered during 2010-11.

With these orders, MacGREGOR secures its position as the largest global supplier of cargo access equipment for car carriers and deep sea RoRo vessels, says Magnus Sj¶berg, Sales director for company RoRo business line.

The contracts cover the supply of RoRo equipment and hoistable car decks for:

  • four 8,000-unit PCTCs to be built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in Korea for Wallenius
  • four 7,900-unit PCTCs to be built at Hyundai Heavy Industry (HHI) in Korea for Wilhelmsen
  • four 3,500-unit PCTCs to built at Nantong Mingde Heavy Industry in China for PD Gram
  • four 2,000-unit PCTCs to be built at Yamanishi Corporation in Japan for an Asian owner.

At DSME and Nantong Mingde the contracts are extension of an existing series which in total comprise 13 vessels at DSME and eight at Nantong Mingde. These repeat contracts will see MacGREGOR supply the design and key component for the RoRo access equipment and the yard to fabricate the steel structures.

The contract at Yamanishi is for the complete fabrication of RoRo equipment. At HHI, the contract calls for MacGREGOR to supply the design and key components for the RoRo equipment and the complete fabrication of the car decks that total 2,300 tonnes for each shipset.

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Caption: Pure Car Truck Carrier (PCTC) showing the whole MacGREGOR product offering

For further information:
Magnus Sj¶berg, Sales Director, RoRo ships
Tel. +46 31 850 819
E-mail: magnus.sjoberg@macgregor-group.com

or

MacGREGOR Group press office:
Steve Labdon, MacGREGOR Group Media Representative
Tel: +44 (0)20 8370 1740 Fax: +44 (0)20 8364 1331
E-mail: steve.labdon@j-l-a.com

The MacGREGOR Group

MacGREGOR Group is the global market leader in engineering and service solutions for the maritime transportation and offshore industries. Ship owners, ship and port operators and shipyards in the commercial marine and offshore industries are our customers. Products include hatch covers, cranes, equipment for RoRo ships and ports, and solutions for cargo lashing, bulk handling, offshore load-handling and naval logistics. We also provide worldwide service and support.

MacGREGOR's 2007 net sales totalled EUR 748 million. MacGREGOR employed 2223 people at the end of December 2007. The Group operates in 50 major shipping and shipbuilding countries and its service network consists of approximately 60 service stations. Visit our website at www.macgregor-group.com

MacGREGOR is part of Cargotec Corporation, the world's leading provider of cargo handling solutions, which are used in local transportation, terminals, ports, distribution centres, and ships. In 2007, Cargotec's net sales were EUR 3.018 billion. Cargotec's class B shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.