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Trade Press Release

Simple elevator solution suits limited space

03/05/2001

MacGREGOR supports TT-Line ferry fleet expansion

Continuing investment in newbuildings and conversions byHamburg-based Baltic ferry operator TT-Line is supported by MacGREGOR supply ofRoRo systems designed to achieve high handling efficiency with safety and reliability

TT-Line is expected to take delivery of the 34,000gt RoPaxferry Nils Holgersson soon from SSW Fahr-und Spezialschiffbau, the Bremerhaven yardwhich is due to hand over a sistership, Peter Pan, in August. The innovative pairfor the Travem¬ľnde (Germany)-Trelleborg (Sweden) route benefit from comprehensiveMacGREGOR cargo access/transfer equipment outfits providing bow, stern and side loadingarrangements.

MacGREGOR is now supplying key elements for SSWconversion into RoPax ferries of the existing 30,800gt combi-ferries Nils Holgersson Vand Peter Pan IV. The current freight capacity of each vessel around 1,500lane-m on two decks will be extended to 2,200 lane-m on three decks, withaccommodation arranged for 326 passengers in 134 cabins.

Renamed respectively Tom Sawyer and HuckleberryFinn, the converted pair will be deployed on the Rostock-Trelleborg service, replacingthe freight ferries TT-Traveller and Saga Star and creating the opportunityfor significant market growth in this traffic.

Meeting a tight delivery date, MacGREGOR was selected tosupply and commission a large tilting ramp for each conversion project. The 52m-long x3.7m-wide ramps weigh around 55 tonnes apiece and are designed with a lifting capacity of100 tonnes. The ramps are hinged at both ends for flexible deployment, linking the trailerdeck and the weather deck.

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