MacGregor, COSCO ink Pusnes deal

MacGregor signed a contract to supply its Pusnes technology to the COSCO Shipyard Group in China.

Upon the terms of the agreement, MacGregor will design, manufacture, deliver and commission complete Pusnes loading systems for two cargo transfer vessels (CTVs). Deliveries are planned to start at the end of 2016.

The vessels will be built at COSCO’s Nantong and Guangdong shipyards. Each vessel will feature MacGregor's Pusnes bow loading and offloading system, which principally comprises of two Pusnes bow loading systems, one Pusnes offloading system, including a crude oil hose reel with offloading hose.

This system also includes two sets of Pusnes-patented releasable 700-tonne hawser winches, in addition to auxiliary winches and an integrated electro/hydraulic control system. 

Previously, the firm delivered four sets of Pusnes bow loading systems to COSCO’s Nantong shipyard and two sets to COSCO’s Zhoushan shipyard, of which, one project is still ongoing. In addition to these, MacGregor has also delivered a range of deck machinery and steering gear to different COSCO shipyards, the company said.

Image from MacGregor.

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