MacGregor Wins Multiple Orders from Chinese Shipbuilders

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Offshore crane manufacterer MacGregor announced today contract wins from shipyards in China to provide a variety of large crane and winching systems for four vessels currently under construction.

At Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd, a yard that specializes in the construction of Offshore Support Vessels, MacGregor will provide two 100-ton active heave-compensated subsea cranes for a pair of 86-meter multi-purpose platform supply vessels (PSVs) under construction.  Delivery of the cranes is scheduled for the end of September and October 2015.

 MacGregor notes this order builds on a contract placed by the yard in 2013 for eight cranes destined for installation aboard a new series of four compact semi-submersible (CSS) offshore accommodation vessels for Marine Assets Corporation (MAC). 

In addition, Wuhu Xinlian shipyard has ordered a full package of MacGregor anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) equipment to two 150-ton bollard pull AHTS/oil recovery vessels. The equipment is scheduled for delivery by May 2015 and an option remains for two more ship sets.

“The contract was won as a direct result of MacGregor’s recently extended product portfolio and its ability to offer competitive and highly technical advanced technology with strong lifetime support worldwide,” commented Francis Wong, Vice President, Segment Sales, Offshore.

The scope of the order for Wuhu Xinlian includes a medium-pressure anchor windlass/mooring winch, capstans, tugger winches, storage reels and a power pack. From MacGregor’s Hatlapa range it will deliver a 300-tonne line pull/450-tonne brake holding capacity low-pressure anchor handling/towing winch – equipped with friction clutches to enable quick release within three seconds during an emergency. From its Triplex range MacGregor will deliver 360-tonne SWL shark jaws and 200-tonne SWL guide pins.

“Triplex shark jaws also have a two-second quick-release function, putting them amongst the best performing jaws on the market,” adds Mr Wong.