February 26, 2008
MacGregor awarded $20 million Navy contract
MacGregor is to design, build and test the Test Article Vehicle Transfer System (TAVTS) as part of the U.S. Navy's 'Sea Base' plan supporting Army and Marine Corps land forces
The TAVTS is intended to allow large vehicles to pass from a Large Medium-Speed Roll-on/Roll-off (LMSR) ship to a Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) ship.
"MacGREGOR has been working with this project for three years, and this award shows the confidence our customer has in our technical expertise and know-how," says Goeran Hugon, Sales Manager at MacGregor. "We understand naval procedure and our quality control program meets with the demanding requirements of the world's navies."
"The prototype solution we have been awarded is part of the concept which is critical to the development of the Sea Base plan to field large logistics ships supporting Army and Marine Corps land forces." says Hugon. "MacGregor's delivery includes a self-deploying ramp system on the MLP surrogate and a self-deploying side port platform on the LMSR ship. Delivery of the system is set to complete by November 2009. "
The contract value is approximately $20 million.