Eight more Cheoy Lee tugboats to have MacGregor deck machinery

MacGregor winches have been specifically designed to maximize vessel performance by minimizing equipment weight MacGregor winches have been specifically designed to maximize vessel performance by minimizing equipment weight

DECEMBER 5, 2018 — MacGregor is to supply deck machinery for four escort and four harbor tugboats from Cheoy Lee Shipyards Ltd in Hong Kong, with equipment deliveries planned on a rolling schedule commencing in the second quarter of 2019 through to the end of the third quarter.

The 32 m tugs will operate in India, Southeast Asia and other regions around the world with MacGregor supplying compact and high-performance escort winches, anchor windlasses, towing winches, hydraulic power packs and power take-off (PTO) systems.

The MacGregor winches have been specifically designed to maximize vessel performance by minimizing equipment weight.

"We understand that detailed consideration of vessel operation and design is key to providing an optimum solution," says Høye Høyesen, Vice President, Advanced Offshore Solutions, MacGregor. "For this reason, we work closely with ship designers and shipyards to provide solutions that fully meet customer requirements."

"Our deck handling solution uses a simplified structural design to reduce winch weights and improve control panel construction," says Terry Onn, Senior Manager, Sales and Marketing, MacGregor. "The reduced weight and dimensions of the winch deliver a ten percent increase in vessel speed during forward tows, offering a considerable operational advantage to the customer."

"Our track record in delivering safe and efficient equipment was an influential factor in securing these contracts," he added. "MacGregor has a long and successful relationship with Cheoy Lee Shipyards, supplying numerous systems over the years. We are very happy to be the customer's preferred choice for deck machinery systems, strengthening our position as a market leader in this segment."

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