MacGregor receives deck-handling equipment and crane order from Grupo CBO

20 April 2015 (Last Updated April 20th, 2015 18:30)

Cargotec subsidiary MacGregor has been contracted by Brazilian ship owner and builder Grupo CBO to deliver Triplex deck-handling equipment and cranes to four customised Havyard 843 anchor-handling tug supply vessels (AHTS).

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Cargotec subsidiary MacGregor has been contracted by Brazilian ship owner and builder Grupo CBO to deliver Triplex deck-handling equipment and cranes to four customised Havyard 843 anchor-handling tug supply vessels (AHTS).

Under this contract, MacGregor will supply each vessel with two sets of Triplex shark jaws (H-700) and guide pins (S-200), one cargo rail crane (KNC-60) and one knuckle boom deck crane (KN-150).

MacGregor Triplex products sales manager Even Arne Kippernes said: "The Triplex shark jaws and guide pins are market-leading products.

"They will help to ensure safe working deck operations on the new vessels; the jaws have a unique quick release system and, when not in use, they lie flush with the deck. The combination of Triplex cranes will provide very flexible, safe and reliable lifting capabilities."

"The combination of Triplex cranes will provide very flexible, safe and reliable lifting capabilities."

The 81.5m-long AHTS will have a 400t anchor-handling winch and capacity to accommodate up to 30 people. The vessel will be capable of cruising at a maximum speed of 16k.

Of these four vessels, two will be constructed at Grupo CBO’s Estaleiro Aliança yard and the others at Estaleiro Oceana.

The vessel will be designed to meet the particular requirements of Brazilian energy company, Petrobras.

In March this year, MacGregor secured a contract from Finnish shipbuilder Meyer Turku for the delivery of RoRo cargo access and handling equipment for a Tallink RoPax ferry.

The RoRo equipment package from MacGregor includes a bow door, bow and stern ramps / doors, front and rampway doors, hoistable and movable ramps, lifting platform and stores hatches.


Image: Triplex shark jaws and guide pins help ensure safe working deck operations. Photo: courtesy of Cargotec.