MacGregor to supply specialist equipments to new research ship


MacGregor, a part of Cargotec company, has received a contract for the supply of oceanographic winches and Triplex deck handling systems to a new research vessel.

The new vessel will be known as Atair II and is being built by the Fassmer shipyard in Berne, Germany.

MacGregor is scheduled to deliver all necessary equipments by the end of the first quarter of 2019.

MacGregor Smart Ocean Technology vice-president Esko Karvonen said: “To develop the most value-adding solution for this state-of-the-art research vessel, MacGregor has worked closely with the shipyard.

“This cooperation not only means that our systems meet the needs of the operator, but ensures its safe and reliable operation.

“Our systems are based on proven technology and are customised to carefully handle a full range of sophisticated hydrographic survey equipment.”

The new dual-fuel 74m-long vessel will be capable of running on LNG, and is currently under construction for the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH). 

"Our systems are based on proven technology and are customised to carefully handle a full range of sophisticated hydrographic survey equipment."

It will operate in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea to carry out hydrographic surveys and wreck search operations following completion and commissioning, in addition to marine environmental monitoring.

The vessel will feature a 200m2 working deck that will include laboratories and an air pollution measurement station.

MacGregor provides engineering solutions and services to the offshore and marine industries that optimise safety, reliability, environmental sustainability of all operations.

The company noted that all MacGregor solutions and services that include vessel operations, offshore loads, crude / LNG transfer and offshore mooring are designed to perform at sea.


Image: Artistic representation of Atair II vessel. Photo: courtesy of MacGregor.