Giant RO/ROs will have MacGregor access equipment

NOVEMBER 24, 2015 — Cargotec's MacGregor subsidiary has been contracted by the South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries to deliver RO/RO access equipment packages for two post-Panamax 8,000 lane meter RO/RO carriers.

The two vessels are under construction at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD), with options for another three, for Luxembourg-based CLdN (Cobelfret).

The 235 m long and 35 m wide vessels will be the world's largest commercial RO/RO carriers. They have been ordered as part of CLdN's fleet expansion and modernization program.They are expected to enter service in 2017 for deployment on CLdN's regular service in Northern Europe.

The MacGregor RO/RO access equipment package for each ship will comprise a stern ramp, internal ramps, bulkhead doors and four levels of hoistable electrically-operated car decks. The gross weight of the equipment is about 2,200 tonnes per ship.

"We have a proven record of reliable deliveries and excellent support during the construction process," says Karl-Axel Persson, Senior Sales Manager, MacGregor RO/RO. "In addition, our ability to give support during the project stage was a major factor in winning this important contract.

"MacGregor has a long and successful customer relationship with HMD. Following the delivery, MacGregor will continue to support CLdN, working with the owner to deliver the best possible lifecycle profitability," he added.

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