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MacGregor, a part of Cargotec, has renewed a planned maintenance agreement to include 39 roll-on / roll-off (RoRo) vessels, operated by Swedish ferry operator Stena Line.

As part of the renewed MacGregor Onboard Care (MOC) agreement, major equipments from MacGregor and some other manufacturers installed on Stena Line’s vessel will be maintained.

During the maintenance, remedial measures are expected to be used to rectify a problem with minimal impact on availability of the ferry service.

"There are few companies as well-placed as MacGregor to deliver this demanding level of service commitment."

The new deal also includes annual inspections, condition surveys, spare parts stock inventories and basic equipment adjustments.

Designed to meet the requirements of various operators, the deal covers ferries operating under Stena Line Scandinavia, Stena Line and Northern Marine Ferries.

The contracted ferries are currently sailing on 22 routes in the Baltic Sea, North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea.

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MacGregor global lifecycle support senior vice-president John Carnall said: Our preventative and planned service products, such as MOCs, make it easier to schedule services; they guarantee that parts are in place and they are very cost-effective for the customer. They take a lot of the stress out of managing the huge service requirements for large fleets.

"The number of vessels covered by the contract requires MacGregor to coordinate complex resource requirements in several countries.

“There are few companies as well-placed as MacGregor to deliver this demanding level of service commitment."

Currently, the company is developing a new service agreement concept, which will be available by early next year.

MacGregor also provides solutions and services for handling marine cargoes, vessel operations, offshore loads and other operations.

Image: Stena Germanica (ex Stena Hollandica), one of the first vessels to be covered by a MacGregor Onboard Care agreement. Photo: courtesy of Cargotec.