MacGregor wins Polar Security Cutter equipment order

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Image: VT Halter Marine / Designer: Technology Associates, Inc.

Cargotec’s MacGregor unit has received an order from shipbuilder VT Halter Marine Inc. to supply deck machinery and cargo handling equipment for the U.S. Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter (PSC) program. The order is booked into Cargotec’s fourth quarter 2019 order intake, with delivery planned to take place in Q3 2021.

MacGregor’s scope of supply comprises anchor windlass, mooring winches and capstans, main towing winch, offshore cranes, oceanographic winch, hanger overhead crane and cargo access equipment. The contract also provides for two further options for delivery for a second PSC in 2025, and athird vessel in late 2027.

“We are delighted to have been selected to supply the deck machinery and cargo handling solution for the Polar Security Cutter program, with this important contract being testimony to MacGregor’s extensive experience in supplying polar icebreakers globally and our leading position in the supply and support of such solutions for naval logistic vessels,” says Leif Byström, Head of Offshore Solutions Division, MacGregor.

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