MacGREGOR’s Offshore division
has won another order for packages of MacGREGOR Plimsoll
deck machinery for a series of 120-tonne bollard-pull offshore anchor-handlers ordered by a Japanese owner
At the end of October, Niigata Shipbuilding & Repair Inc. in Japan ordered five shipsets of deck machinery to be installed on 70m-long offshore anchor-handling tug/supply (AHTS) vessels being built for a Japanese owner. Three shipsets of equipment will be delivered in 2008, and the other two in 2009, and the total contract value is approximately $7.27m.
Each deck machinery package features MacGREGOR Plimsoll-designed electro-hydraulic drive main winches, with a 200-tonne line pull and 300-tonne brake holding power. Also included are a service crane, a 300 tonnes SWL sharkjaw towpin, and a newly designed stern roller which uses a taper roller bearing instead of the conventional bush bearing type.