’s MacGREGOR business area providing marine cargo handling solutions
has received significant offshore equipment orders. The equipment will be delivered during 2008–2010 and the value of the orders exceeds EUR 55 million.
The orders include an order for anchor-handling and mooring winches delivered for Chinese shipyard Yangzhou Dayang. The shipyard is building 32 offshore supply vessels that will be delivered for French shipowner Bourbon.
The other orders include several orders for a total of 23 knuckle boom offshore cranes. The cranes will be delivered for 11 offshore supply vessels which will be built in several shipyards in Europe, USA and India.
MacGREGOR established in June a new division MacGREGOR Offshore. The division consists of Norwegian Hydramarine and Singaporean MacGREGOR Plimsoll, which were acquired in the spring of 2007. MacGREGOR’s Offshore division employs more than 700 people while the total number of MacGREGOR personnel is approximately 2,000.