MacGregor wins Bourbon crane contract

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order for a 150-tonne active heave-compensated (AHC) subsea crane from leading offshore oil & gas marine services specialist, Bourbon. This builds on a contract that was secured at the end of 2007 from the operator for ten similar cranes.

MacGregor said the crane will be delivered in August 2014 and is, as per nine of the previous order, for a Bourbon Evolution 800 multi-purpose support vessel under construction at Zhejiang Shipyard, in China.

"Ongoing experience of MacGregor's offshore cranes and Bourbon  shared return on experience on previous order to MacGregor has played a significant role in  Bourbon ordering another 150-tonne active heave-compensated subsea MacGregor crane," says Frode Grøvan, Sales and Marketing Director for MacGregor Advanced Load Handling.

The Bourbon Evolution 800 series IMR vessels are capable of operating a depth of 3000m. The first in the series, the Ungundja, has operated off Angola since December 2011 for Total E&P Angola, servicing the Dalia and Pazflor fields.

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