Macgregor News

10 Oct 2019

Global Energy Takes Over Nigg Oil Terminal

Photo by Global Energy (Group) Limited

Global Energy Group has reached an agreement with Repsol Sinopec Resources UK to take over the long-term operation of the Nigg Oil Terminal jetty under a new lease with Crown Estates Scotland.Since cessation of production from the Beatrice oil field, Repsol Sinopec has been exploring reuse options for the facilities at Nigg Oil Terminal, including the jetty.Under the agreed deal, the jetty will be operated as an extension to the Port of Nigg which has already established itself as a leading deep-water port servicing oil and gas…

19 Sep 2019

MacGregor Secures $22 mln in Contracts

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured orders to provide MacGregor products to a Naval project in Europe and TTS products to a RoRo project in Asia. The total order value is more than $22 million and the contracts include ramps, car deck and lifting platform equipment. The orders were booked into Cargotec's third quarter 2019 order intake, with deliveries planned to commence during the third quarter of 2020 and completed during the first quarter of 2027.

09 Sep 2019

MacGregor Develops Cargo System for MSC Boxship

MacGregor has built a new cargo system for one of the world’s largest container ships, the MSC Gülsün. (Photo © MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA)

Cargotec company MacGregor has developed a new cargo system for one of the world’s largest container ships, the MSC Gülsün.The ship was built by South Korean company Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and delivered in July of this year, having a capacity of more than 23,000 TEU, a length of 400 meters and width of 61.5 meters, and is the first of 11 ultra-large containerships MSC has on order, six of which are being supplied by SHI. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering will construct…

05 Sep 2019

MacGregor Cargo System for World's Largest Boxship

MSC GĂĽlsĂĽn (Photo courtesy of MacGregor)

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has designed the cargo system for the world’s largest containership, MSC Gülsün, which was delivered in July 2019 by South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries. She is 400 m long, 61.5 m wide and is the first in a series of 11 ultra-large containerships with a capacity of more than 23,000 TEU. Six of the vessels are being built by Samsung Heavy Industries, and the other five by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.The system was developed in close collaboration with MSC from an early stage of the project.

03 Sep 2019

MacGregor Bags Cochin Shipyard Project

Image: Cochin shipyard Ltd

Cargotec's maritime cargo and load handling unit MacGregor secured a turnkey contract to deliver 4 shipsets of weather deck hydraulic operated folding hatch covers for 8000 dwt coal carriers.As per the contract, the company will design and key components, fabrication and transportation of hatch covers as well as commissioning of the complete system at Cochin shipyard Ltd (CSL), the largest shipbuilding and maintenance facility in India.The orders will be booked into Cargotec's…

15 Aug 2019

Bay Shipbuilding Cuts Steel on Great Lakes Freighter

Photo: Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding

The U.S. Great Lakes freighter fleet are well-renowned for being a 'mature' group of ships, a point magnified yesterday when Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding started construction on the first U.S.-flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier built in more than 35 years. The shipyard and the owner, The Interlake Steamship Company, hosted a ceremonial first-cut-of-steel event Wednesday, August 14, signalling the start of construction.The new River-Class, self-unloading bulk carrier is believed to be the first ship for U.S. Great Lakes service built on the Great Lakes since 1983.

06 Aug 2019

MacGregor Wins Contract for COSCO Fleet

Pic: COSCO Shipping

Cargotec unit MacGregor has signed a framework purchasing agreement to supply spare parts to Cosco Shipping's fleet.Under the deal, MacGregor would provide spare parts and service of equipment installed on COSCO’s fleet of more than 1,000 ships operating worldwide.“We are looking forward to increasing our collaboration with COSCO Shipping,” says John Carnall, Senior Vice President, Global Lifecycle Support, MacGregor.“The framework agreement provides for the scope of support services supplied to COSCO Shipping to be further enhanced…

01 Aug 2019

MacGregor Completes TTS Acquisition

Grip-based Automooring. Image: TTS Group ASA

Finnish cargo-handling machinery giant Cargotec announced that its unit MacGregor, which provides solutions and services for handling marine cargoes, has completed the acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group ASA."MacGregor business area has completed the acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group ASA. Cargotec announced in February 2018 an agreement to acquire the businesses for an enterprise value of approximately EUR 87 million," said…

15 Jul 2019

MacGregor Cleared to Buy TTS Unit

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Marine and offshore equipment and services form MacGregor announced on Monday it has received a clearance decision from the Chinese competition regulator, SAMR, for the company’s acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group ASA. Based on revised estimates, potential cost synergies are estimated to be around EUR 25-30 million on annual level.MacGregor, part of Cargotec, had previously announced approvals from German and South Korean authorities in November and December 2018 respectively…

03 Jul 2019

MacGregor Equipment for 2 US T-ATS Ships

Deck Machinery. Pic: MacGregor

Finnish marine cargo handling equipment provider MacGregor has been selected to supply repeat packages of deck machinery equipment for two new US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) towing, salvage and rescue ships (T-ATS).According to a press release from MacGregor, part of Cargotec, the vessels under construction at Gulf Island Shipyards in Houma, Louisiana, US. The new orders have a combined value of circa EUR 8 million (USD 9.02 million and are subsequent to the first contract…

26 Jun 2019

MacGregor to Upgrade MSC Vessels

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Swiss-based shipping line MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has signed a contract with MacGregor and Guangzhou Wenchong Dockyard to upgrade cargo systems on six 16,000 TEU containerships owned and operated by the company.The upgrades will be implemented during dry-docking in 2020, the global container shipping company said in a press release. However, the parties have agreed not to disclose any further contractual details.Cargotec's MacGregor and MSC have together defined and…

25 Jun 2019

Further Delay for MacGregor's TTS Buy

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Cargotec’s MacGregor has hit roadblock to complete the acquisition of TTS Group’s marine and offshore businesses, originally proposed in February 2018.The provider of solutions for handling marine cargoes informed that the closing of MacGregor's TTS acquisition has been postponed to Q3 2019.On 8 February, 2018 MacGregor entered into an agreement to acquire the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group ASA, a global provider of handling solutions and access systems and services…

13 Jun 2019

Autonomous Ships: MacGregor Mooring for Yara Birkeland

Yara Birkeland (Photo: MacGregor)

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, and Kongsberg Maritime have entered into an agreement where MacGregor will deliver an automated mooring system for the world's first autonomous container ship, Yara Birkeland.This will enable mooring operations to be undertaken without human intervention and supports effective operation of the fully electric, zero emission vessel.The order was booked in Cargotec's 2018 fourth quarter order intake, with the automated mooring system scheduled to be delivered…

10 Jun 2019

Global Energy Group Wins Nigg Gig

Image: Global Energy (Group) Limited.

Global Energy Group (GEG) has won an offshore wind contract worth up to GBP12 million.GEG's Port of Nigg facility, on the Cromarty Firth in the Highlands, will handle the jacket foundation structures for the Moray East offshore wind farm."Global’s Port of Nigg has been earmarked to provide the services of the Port for receipt of completed jacket structures, that will be installed in the Moray Firth as foundations for the wind turbines. This will be the third success for the Cromarty Firth…

27 May 2019

MacGregor Bags RoPax Ferry Deal

Pic: MacGregor

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received orders to provide linkspans to a customer in Scandinavia and a conversion project for two RoPax ferries operated by a Scandinavian ship-owner.The total order value is approximately EUR 10 million, said a pres release from maritime cargo and load handling service provider.The orders will be booked into Cargotec's second quarter 2019 order intake, with delivery of the MacGregor equipment between the first and third quarters of 2020.MacGregor RoRo provides solutions for a number of segments…

07 May 2019

Teekay Gets Norway's 'Green' Funding for Tankers

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The marine energy transportation company Teekay Offshore has secured long-term financing from the Norwegian Government for four new shuttle tankers being built at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in South Korea.The shuttle tankers are all equipped with a new innovative technology developed by the maritime supplier Wärtsilä in cooperation with Teekay, resulting in zero volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions from the tankers.On behalf of the Norwegian Government, Export Credit Norway and GIEK have provided loan and guarantee of USD 165.5 million.

01 May 2019

MacGregor Builds 1st Offshore Fiber Rope Crane

Image: MacGregor

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has completed the construction of FibreTrac, the first fibre-rope offshore crane to enter the market.The FibreTrac crane has a 150-tonne safe working load (SWL) capacity. It features a rope monitoring and management system that maximises rope lifespan and provides clear lift line status information for the operator at all times. It is designed to comply with DNV GL regulations."The project to build, certify and validate the MacGregor FibreTrac crane is the result of our confidence in its potential…

15 Apr 2019

DCM Completes Rudder, Steering Work for Icebreaker

Photo: DMC

In an important milestone in the build of the Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) Nuyina for the Australian government’s Antarctic Division, Damen Marine Components (DMC) has completed the supply and installation of a number of critical systems. These had to be fabricated to exceptionally high standards to cope with the ice that the vessel will encounter in the Southern Ocean. DMC, under its Van der Velden Marine Systems brand, is responsible for the detail engineering and manufacturing of the rudder and steering gear system.The rudders in particular are unique.

09 Apr 2019

Interlake Orders Great Lakes Newbuild

(Image: Interlake Steamship Company, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding)

U.S. ship owner The Interlake Steamship Company said it has ordered a new U.S.-flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier, the first to be built in more than 35 years. Measuring 639 feet in length (78 feet W, 45 feet H, 28,000 DWT), the vessel will be constructed by Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., for scheduled completion in mid-2022.The new River-Class, self-unloading bulk carrier is reportedly the first ship for U.S. Great Lakes service built on the Great Lakes since 1983.The Interlake Steamship Company…

25 Mar 2019

MacGregor's TTS Acquisition Delayed

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, announced on February 8, 2018 that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group ASA.The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals from the competition authorities in Germany, South Korea and China. MacGregor announced the approval from the German regulator on November 6, 2018 and the approval from the South Korean regulator on 27 December 2018.MacGregor announced in December that it expected to receive approval from the competition authority in China and close the transaction during Q1 2019. Due to a longer than expected regulatory process in China, the company currently expects closing of the transaction to take place in Q2 2019.

11 Mar 2019

MacGregor Bags USD25Mln Worth Orders

Image: MacGregor

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured orders to provide port, cruise access and equipment for RoRo/Passenger (RoPax) ferries from Europe and China.The total order value is approximately EUR 22 million (USD25Mln), said a press release from the company.The orders were booked into Cargotec's first quarter 2019 order intake, with the delivery of the MacGregor equipment planned to start during the first quarter 2020 and completed during the second quarter 2024."Highly experienced teams working closely with customers in Europe and China…

08 Mar 2019

Cargotec Reorganizes Kalmar

Stefan Lampa. Photo: Cargotec

Finnish cargo-handling machinery manufacturer Cargotec said it has reorganized the businesses under its Kalmar brand and has appointed Stefan Lampa as President of Kalmar Mobile Solutions, in a move aimed at enhancing Kalmar's growth opportunities.Kalmar, a provider of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centers and heavy industry, will be reorganized into three strategic business units: Kalmar Mobile Solutions, Kalmar Automation Solutions and Navis, effective April 1, 2019.

09 Jan 2019

MacGregor Deck Machinery Selected for Heavy-Duty Naval Operations

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has been selected to supply deck machinery equipment for a US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) T-ATSX-class vessel under construction at Gulf Island Shipyards, in Houma, Louisiana, US. The order was booked into Cargotec's fourth quarter 2018 order intake and the equipment is planned for delivery during the first quarter of 2020.MacGregor's latest naval contract with Gulf Island Shipyards, a subsidiary of Gulf Island Fabrication Inc, includes the option for a further seven vessels. The towing, salvage and rescue ship (T-ATSX) is a new class of vessel that will be deployed for worldwide naval service including open-ocean towing…

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