MARCH 9, 2015 — MacGregor has secured a new contract from the Meyer Turku Shipyard for a complete turnkey delivery of RoRo cargo access and handling equipment for the environmentally friendly RoPax ferry ordered last month by Estonian ship operator Tallink (see earlier story).
The 49,000 gt, 212 m long liquefied natural gas (LNG) dual fuel powered ferry complies with the latest strict regulations for emission control areas (ECAs) including the Baltic Sea. Designed to carry 2,800 passengers, it will operate on the shuttle route between Tallinn and Helsinki.
MacGregor's RoRo equipment package includes a bow door, bow and stern ramps/doors, front and rampway doors, hoistable and movable ramps, lifting platform, stores hatches, doors for passengers, pilots and bunkering, along with associated hydraulic power packs. The contract includes design, hardware and installation, with deliveries planned during 2016. The completed vessel is scheduled for delivery in early 2017.
"We are very pleased that Tallink and Meyer Turku have selected MacGregor to design, supply and install the vital RoRo equipment for this advanced vessel," says Andreas Behr, Sales Manager, MacGregor RoRo Division. "MacGregor is known throughout the industry as a reliable supplier. This order demonstrates that respected market players trust our ability to supply an attractive turnkey solution, based on our proven technical solutions, our unparalleled experience of international production partners and our skilled installation team."