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March 10, 2015

MacGregor to supply RoRo equipment for Tallink’s new ferry

Cargotec subsidiary MacGregor has received a contract from Finnish shipbuilder Meyer Turku for the delivery of RoRo cargo access and handling equipment for a RoPax ferry of Tallink.

By Samseer M

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Cargotec subsidiary MacGregor has received a contract from Finnish shipbuilder Meyer Turku for the delivery of RoRo cargo access and handling equipment for a RoPax ferry of Tallink.

This new, environmentally friendly car-passenger ferry for the Estonian ship operator is currently under construction at Meyer Turku shipyard.

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.

It also covers doors for passengers, pilots and bunkering, as well as associated hydraulic power packs.

MacGregor RoRo Division sales manager Andreas Behr said: "We are very pleased that Tallink and Meyer Turku have selected MacGregor to design, supply and install the vital RoRo equipment for this advanced vessel.

"This order demonstrates that respected market players trust our ability to supply an attractive turnkey solution, based on our proven technical solutions, our unparalleled experience of international production partners and our skilled installation team."

"Respected market players trust our ability to supply an attractive turnkey solution, based on our proven technical solutions…"

This contract also includes design, hardware and installation, with delivery of equipment expected in 2016.

Earlier this month, AS Tallink signed a €230m contract with Meyer Turku for the construction of this new car-passenger ferry.

The 212m-long, dual-fuel vessel will be used for Tallinn-Helsinki route shuttle operations, with a capacity to carry up to 2,800 passengers.

With a gross tonnage of 49,000t, this LNG ferry will be capable of cruising at 27k. It will be able to meet the stricter emission regulations for the ECA areas, including the Baltic Sea.

The vessel is expected to be delivered in the beginning of 2017.


Image: MacGregor to design, supply and install RoRo equipment for Tallink’s advanced RoPax ferry. Photo: courtesy of Cargotec.

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