MacGregor subsea cranes ordered for two MPSVs

AUGUST 20, 2014 — Cargotec reports that its MacGregor unit has secured a new contract from Chinese shipbuilder Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding for two 100-tonne active heave-compensated subsea MacGregor cranes.

The cranes will be fitted to two 86 m multi-purpose platform supply vessels (MPSVs) under construction at the shipyard. Delivery of the cranes is scheduled for the end of September and October 2015.

"A key quality of PSVs is that they are able to perform a wide variety of tasks effectively in demanding offshore environments," says Tom Svennevig, Vice President, Offshore Load Handling, MacGregor. "The MacGregor cranes will ensure that flexibility."

Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd, one of Fujian Shipbuilding Industry Group Corporation's three shipyards, specializes in offshore support vessels. The latest order with MacGregor follows  a contract placed by the yard in 2013 for eight cranes for installation on a new series of four compact semi-submersible (CSS) offshore accommodation vessels for Marine Assets Corporation (MAC).

The crane deliveries for this latest order are scheduled to begin in August 2014 and finish by the end of February 2015.