MacGregor to supply deck equipment for Marco Polo’s AHTS vessels

3 July 2014 (Last Updated July 3rd, 2014 18:30)

Marco Polo Marine has awarded a contract to Cargotec’s MacGregor to deliver deck equipment for two of its anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels.

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Marco Polo Marine has awarded a contract to Cargotec’s MacGregor to deliver deck equipment for two of its anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels.

Under the order, which comes with options for two more vessels, MacGregor will provide equipment for 76m-long, 9,000kW vessels with bollard pulls of 150t. The financial terms of the contract have not been disclosed.

MacGregor Offshore Segment Sales vice president Francis Wong said the company’s product range provides low-pressure, high-pressure and electric variable frequency drive solutions to the worldwide anchor handling market.

"In this case, the customer wanted the robust, low-pressure hydraulic technology, underpinned by MacGregor’s global life-time support network to maintain its worldwide operations," Wong said.

"This contract represents an important milestone for MacGregor demonstrating the advantages we now can offer to our customers with our expanded portfolio comprising both MacGregor and Hatlapa products."

"Their friction clutches will allow a release within three seconds, thereby enhancing safety during anchor handling and towing operations."

As part of the contract, the company will deliver two shipsets, each comprising a high-pressure windlass / mooring winch, tugger winches, capstans, storage reels and hydraulic power packs, alongside a telescopic provision crane.

The company will also equip each vessel with a 300t low-pressure anchor handling / towing winch, along with its hydraulic power pack.

The winches will have a 400t brake-holding capacity, while their friction clutches will allow a release within three seconds, thereby enhancing safety during anchor handling and towing operations.

"In addition to the supply of equipment, we will work as a system integrator and solution provider to meet our customer’s operational and lifecycle requirements," Wong added.

The first shipset is scheduled for delivery between March and June 2015, followed by the delivery of the second set between July and September.

The vessels are expected to be delivered in the first and second half of 2016 respectively.


Image: MacGregor can now offer customers expanded portfolio comprising both MacGregor and Hatlapa products. Photo: courtesy of Cargotec.