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Anchor handlers to have MacGregor deck packages

Written by Nick Blenkey
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JANUARY 16, 2015 — Cargotec subsidiary MacGregor  has won a contract from Fujian Southeast Shipyard in China to supply deck equipment packages for two 78 m anchor-handling/offshore support vessels under construction for Singapore-based Adhart Shipping Pte Ltd.  The order was booked into fourth quarter 2014 order intake. 

The 12,000 bhp, 150 tonne bollard pull vessels are intended for operations in Asia/Pacific, the Middle East and West Africa. Delivery is scheduled for October and November 2015, with options for six further vessels. 

Each MacGregor equipment package includes a medium pressure anchor windlass/mooring winch, capstans, tugger winches, storage reels, a provisions crane and power packs.

From its Hatlapa range, MacGregor will supply each vessel with a 350 tonne line pull/450 tonne brake holding capacity low pressure anchor-handling/towing winch. This will be equipped with friction clutches to enable quick release within three seconds in an emergency. 

“This contract is further evidence of MacGregor’s breakthrough into the mid-size anchor handling winch package market,” says Francis Wong, head of Sales and Marketing at MacGregor Offshore Deck Machinery. “This continuing success is facilitated by synergy orders that combine Hatlapa and MacGregor technologies to offer very reliable, economical solutions with significantly shorter return on investment. Product reliability and strong life cycle support, assured by our worldwide presence, were also important factors in winning this contract.” 

MacGregor recently received an order from Colombo Dockyard for two shipsets of complete Hatlapa low pressure deck machinery for installation on two 150 tonne bollard pull, 12,000 bhp, 78 m anchor-handling/offshore support vessels intended for Executive Offshore, a sister company to Adhart Shipping Pte Ltd.

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