Havyard orders MacGregor cranes for Nigeria IMR vessel

macgregor offshore craneMAY 2, 2013 — Norwegian shipbuilder Havyard has ordered two cranes from Cargotec's MacGregor subsidiary for installation on the 113 m subsea IMR vessel it is building for Nigeria's Marine Platforms Limited (MPL). (See earlier story).

Havyard's contract with MacGregor calls for one 250-tonne MacGregor active heave-compensated (AHC) subsea crane and one 20-tonne MacGregor AHC subsea crane. They will be delivered in July 2014 and the vessel is scheduled for delivery the following month.

"The offshore market in west Africa is recognized worldwide as an area with very promising future prospects," says Frode Grøvan, Sales and Marketing Director for MacGregor Advanced Load Handling. "It is therefore a significant advantage for us to participate in the expansion into this region. For their part, our cranes will deliver reliable, proven load-handling technology to MPL."

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