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Saturday, September 24, 2016

MacGregor Bags 7 Middle East OSV Contracts

The Shark Jaw Photo MacGregor

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won comprehensive equipment package contracts for a variety of seven specialist support vessels that will operate in the Middle East region. MacGregor will deliver deck cranes and a range of deck machinery to each vessel. The order is booked into the third quarter 2016 order intake. "These orders are a good demonstration of MacGregor's ability to deliver a one-stop-shop solution, using products from across our range of market-leading brands. All backed-up by good global aftersales and service support…

Eastern Delivers MPFSV to Harvey Gulf

Harvey Stone (Photo: Eastern Shipbuilding Group)

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. has delivered the M/V Harvey Stone on August 29, 2016 for Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC of New Orleans. The Harvey Stone, Eastern Hull 234, is a Rampage 6400 Multi-Purpose Field Support Vessel (MPFSV), designed by Robert Allan, LTD (RAL) of Vancouver, B.C. Eastern is also completing the Harvey Sub-Sea and the Harvey Blue-Sea, two MPSVs under construction at Eastern, from a design provided by VARD Marine. The Harvey Sub-Sea is expected to deliver in 2016, after outfitting and sea trials are completed.

MacGREGOR Group Appoints New President and CEO

Hans Pettersson has been appointed president and CEO of the MacGREGOR group. He took up his position on August 27, 2002 and will be based in the company’s Stockholm headquarters. Pettersson succeeds Anders Jagraeus who has been president and CEO since 1997. Jagraeus will pursue other interests outside the MacGREGOR Group. Pettersson joined MacGREGOR in 2001 as the general manager of the Cranes division. He has played a key part in steering the out-sourcing of MacGREGOR’s crane production to China. With an extensive international business background gained among others from 12 years with the Swedish Match group, based in South East Asia and Germany, Pettersson worked for 10 years in the paper industry prior to joining MacGREGOR.

MacGregor's Deck Equipment For Chinese Shipyard

MacGregor's equipment package will also play a role in delivering more sustainable operations.

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a comprehensive deck equipment contract from New Times Shipyard, in China, for Intership Navigation Co Ltd's three new 36,500 dwt Laker-class bulk carriers. The vessels will each feature an optimised MacGregor cargo-handling system comprising MacGregor cranes and hatch covers as well as Hatlapa steering gear and electrically-driven variable frequency drive (VFD) Hatlapa deck equipment. "The MacGregor team supported Intership with its cargo-handling solution development at a very early stage with planning sessions…

MacGregor Deck Equipment for Intership's Eco-bulkers

MacGregor's equipment package will also play a role in delivering more sustainable operations.

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a deck equipment contract from New Times Shipyard in China for Intership Navigation Co Ltd.'s three new 36,500 dwt laker-class bulk carriers. The vessels will each feature an optimized MacGregor cargo-handling system comprising MacGregor cranes and hatch covers as well as Hatlapa steering gear and electrically-driven variable frequency drive (VFD) Hatlapa deck equipment. "The MacGregor team supported Intership with its cargo-handling solution development at a very early stage with planning sessions…

MacGregor Access Equipment for 2 Cruise Ships

STX France SA has awarded a contract to MacGregor for the delivery of cargo and passenger access equipment for two cruise ships.   MacGregor said its turnkey delivery includes the design, production, delivery, installation and commissioning of tailor-made systems that include MacGregor doors, platforms, lifting platforms, ramps, hatches and power packs; a total of 51 items of equipment per shipset.   Lars Öberg, Sales Manager of MacGregor’s RoRo Division, said, “The cruise ships have been designed with maximum flexibility and efficiency in mind, and the seamless integration of MacGregor's access systems will enhance the operational efficiency."

Hatlapa Becomes Part of Cargotec’s MacGregor

The Hatlapa shareholders have entered into an agreement with Cargotec´s MacGregor to transfer all company shares and to integrate the merchant ship and offshore deck equipment business into the MacGregor portfolio. MacGregor offers integrated cargo flow solutions for maritime transportation and offshore industries. MacGregor’s offering includes hatch covers, lashing systems, cranes, RoRo cargo and passenger access equipment and self-unloading systems. For the offshore industry…

MacGregor Pusnes Loading Systems for Cosco Shipyard

MacGregor has supplied Pusnes offshore loading systems since 1977 and is recognised worldwide as an innovative designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art bow loading  systems Photo courtesy MacGregor

By combining well-proven MacGregor Pusnes technology in bow loading and offloading systems, MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has helped to develop a solution that enables crude oil to be loaded directly from a floating production storage offloading (FPSO) facility or a floating storage offloading (FSO) unit to a conventional tanker, up to very large crude carrier (VLCC) size. The first contracts for the systems have been signed with China's Cosco Shipyard Group. "MacGregor, and its Pusnes brand…

MacGregor Appoints 2 New VPs

Nick White

MacGregor is presently building its new Global Lifecycle Support organisation to develop and enhance customer service both in the merchant shipping and offshore markets. The installed base of MacGregor's product portfolio of strong MacGregor, Hatlapa, Porsgrunn, Pusnes and Triplex brands is extensive in both markets and MacGregor is strongly focusing on serving its customers well throughout the lifetime of the installations. MacGregor announces appointments of two new Vice Presidents to lead its front line operations and service competence centres globally.

MacGregor Acquires Norwegian Offshore Lifting Firm

Subsea Crane: Image credit MacGregor

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, says it has acquired Norwegian privately-owned Deep Water Solutions AS, a company specialising in lifting applications utilising electric multi-drive technology. "Customer requirements for environmentally friendly solutions are increasing in offshore load handling applications, such as subsea cranes, module handling and LARS (launch and recovery) systems and having Deep Water Solutions' experts in the MacGregor family we enhance and strengthen our multi-drive (electric) technology know-how to be able better to serve and support our customers"…

Aker Sells Mooring and Loading Unit to MacGregor

Photo: Aker Solutions

Cargotec's MacGregor has completed the acquisition of the mooring and loading systems unit from Aker Solutions. Cargotec announced the agreement to acquire the unit in October 2013 for an enterprise value of approximately €180 million. The unit will be consolidated into MacGregor's results as of February 1, 2014. "The addition of the mooring and loading systems' team members, technologies and products further positions MacGregor as a true leader in the marine and offshore equipment market.

Cargotec Receives Large Order for MacGregor

Cargotec's MacGregor has received a large order to deliver MacGregor RoRo cargo access equipment for five new 31,600 dwt Container/RoRo (ConRo) vessels from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea.   The vessels are destined for the Grimaldi Group of Naples and the delivery of the ships is planned for 2015.   "This order builds on the long-term partnership with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard. MacGregor's advanced technology and quality as well as strong local presence played key role during the negotiations," explains Magnus Sjöberg, Sales Director for MacGregor RoRo. "The shipyard trusts MacGregor - we keep the delivery times and the shipyard gets our full support during order fulfilment as we have MacGregor site office at the shipyard," Mr Sjöberg continues. 

MacGregor's Greek Service Center sees a Boom

The team of MacGregor Greek branch At your Service Photo MacGregor

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, continues to serve the busy Greek shipping industry from its new, larger premises at Akti Miaouli, which is in the heart of the Greek port of Piraeus. "We serve 1,500 Greek-owned vessels annually and handle over 4,000 customer requests for spare parts and services around the world," says Athena Kanellatou, Managing Director­ of MacGregor Greece. MacGregor has enjoyed a presence in the city for almost half of a century and mid February this year, after 20 years' in the same location, MacGregor moved its Piraeus office to be even closer to its customers.

MacGregor to Lay Off 100 Staff

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, plans to reduce workforce in MacGregor Uetersen site in Germany Photo Cargotec

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, plans to reduce workforce in MacGregor Uetersen site in Germany to restructure the operations to the weak market demand. The market situation has deteriorated due to the low oil price and low number of new merchant ship orders. Ensuring competitiveness in the long-term over the current market cycle requires constant development of MacGregor's operations globally. MacGregor is planning to start capacity adjustment measures which are estimated to have an impact on approximately 100 employees at MacGregor Hatlapa GmbH & Co. KG in Uetersen by the end of 2015.

Li to Head MacGregor's China business

Zhengyu Li (Frank)

MacGregor develops operations in China and strengthens its organisation by appointing Zhengyu Li (Frank) as Vice President, Head of China as of 1 October 2015. Mr Li drives the development of MacGregor business in the most important market in the marine industry. He will be a member of the MacGregor Group Executive Team and based in Shanghai. Mr Li has over 25 years of international business experience, during which he has held various leadership positions in successful global companies like General Electric and Caterpillar in the Asia Pacific region.

MacGregor Reorganizes into 7 Operative Divisions

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, announces changes in its operative structure and starts a reorganization into seven operative divisions which will become effective on January 1, 2015. The six new operative divisions together with Global Lifecycle Support as the seventh one will enable MacGregor to improve customer service throughout the lifecycle of the products, offer more comprehensive packages and boost the development of new shiptype-specific solutions, the company said. The MacGregor portfolio has grown through acquisitions and now comprises of also Hatlapa, Porsgrunn, Pusnes,Triplex and Woodfield products. The new divisions will work closely together in marketing…

Cargotec Receives $75.2m in Orders

Cargotec’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.

MacGregor Equipment Package for Chinese Bulkers

MacGregor informs it has secured an order to supply MacGregor equipment packages for two 38,000 dwt bulk carriers in China.   The order was booked into second quarter order intake and includes following equipment/ship: design and key components for hatch covers, deck cranes, electric deck machinery, steering gear and air compressor.   "Customers can benefit from MacGregor's extended portfolio, which now includes deck machinery, steering gear and air compressors from our Hatlapa range," said Sönke Tanz, Area Sales Manager, Auxiliary and Machinery Systems at MacGregor.  

MacGregor To Supply For RoRo Carrier

MacGregor is scheduled to retrofit three sets of flood control doors to a RoPax freight carrier constructed in 1990. The flood control barrier system from MacGregor includes the retrofit of three sets of single-section top-hinged flood control doors. MacGregor's specialists will perform this work during the vessel's docking from September - November of this year.

MacGregorto Optimize Cargo Handling for 5 Container Ships

The MacGregor cargo handling solution for container vessels will ensure that Hapag Lloyd will get most cargo efficient containerships of its size in world, optimised for the actual operation conditions. Photo MacGregor

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an order to provide loose lashings for five 10,500 TEU Hapag-Lloyd container ships under construction in South Korea by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries. This order builds on a previous contract, which MacGregor announced in September 2015, and completes the vessels optimised MacGregor cargo handling solution. The order was booked into first quarter 2016 order intake. The new container ships are scheduled for delivery to the German owner and operator between October 2016 and May 2017.

MacGregor Wins Chinese Shipyard Order

MacGregor's fully automated self-discharging model is quick, safe, efficient, clean and labour saving

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an order from Wuhu Xinlian Shipyard in China for eight MacGregor dry bulk cement handling systems. The fully automated pneumatic systems will be installed on two 78m 12,000 bhp 150T BP anchor handling, tug, supply and oil recovery vessels and six 79m 4,000 dwt platform supply vessels. The contract includes system design and the delivery of key components, which will take place between August 2015 and January 2016. "The customer chose MacGregor's pneumatic dry bulk handling system because it offers high functionality and excellent reliability…

Advanced MacGregor Technology for Polar Research Ship

The new polar research vessel will be equipped with MacGregor offshore cranes and Triplex systems specifically designed for handling research equipment in extreme temperature environments. Photo MacGregor

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order to supply MacGregor offshore cranes and a Triplex handling system for a 14,300gt polar research vessel being built for the Polar Research Institute of China. Designed by Aker Arctic Finland, it will be the first vessel of its type to be built in China; the shipyard has yet to be named. "Our ability to deliver tailor-made packages of equipment and a reputation for successful low temperature operations were key factors in winning this contract," says William Storvik, Shiptype Group Sales Manager, MacGregor Offshore Deck Machinery.

MacGregor to Equip China’s New Polar Research Ship

The new polar research vessel will be equipped with MacGregor offshore cranes and Triplex systems specifically designed for handling research equipment in extreme temperature environments (Image: MacGregor)

The Polar Research Institute of China has ordered a new 14,300gt polar research vessel. Designed by Aker Arctic Finland, it will be the first vessel of its type to be built in China, though a shipyard has yet to be named. The 122.5-meter multifunctional icebreaker will be able to handle ice up to 1.5 meters thick, achieving a continuous icebreaking speed of two to three knots. It will have an endurance of 20,000 nautical miles and with a full 90-person crew, it will be able to cruise for 60 days without resupply.

 

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