China’s Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry awarded MacGregor, part of Cargotec, a series of deck equipment orders for six vessels under construction at the yard.
MacGregor will provides winch and deck machinery packages that will be fitted to these six vessels.
MacGregor says two 100m 300-person accommodation/work barges will each feature eight-point mooring systems, with an 85-tonne line pull/150-tonne brake holding capacity, tugger winches and capstans. These two vessels will be delivered between 2Q 2015 and 3Q 2016.
According to MacGregor, the other four vessels in the agreement are 99.8m accommodation/installation maintenance and repair vessels and will each feature a range of deck machinery. These four are planned to be delivered between 3Q 2015 and 2Q 2016.
"The offshore accommodation and support services market is growing in the Asia Pacific region," says Francis Wong, Segment Sales VP, MacGregor Offshore. "MacGregor continues to strengthen its position in this market and is one of only a few companies that can deliver low-pressure hydraulic, high-pressure hydraulic and electrically-driven mooring systems."
Earlier this month, German shipyard Flensburger Schiffbau Gesellschaft awarded MacGregor a contract for the complete delivery of ROV access doors and hatches for two well-intervention vessels (WIVs). The WIVs are for Siem Offshore and be carried out from the yard fro 2015 to 2016.
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