Cargotec Secures Vietnamese Pipelayer with Mooring Solutions
A contract for mooring equipment for a pipelaying barge marks Cargotec’s successful entry to the Vietnamese offshore market.
In July this year, Cargotec won a contract from the joint stock company Vinh Nam (VAM JSC)/TECMACH to supply mooring equipment outfits for Vietsovpetro’s 110m-long by 30.5m-breadth pipelaying crane barge, Con Son. The 1969-built vessel is currently undergoing a conversion at Dung Quat Shipbuilding Industry Co Ltd.
“The signing of this maiden contract in Vietnam demonstrates our client’s confidence in our capability,” says Gavin Lim, Cargotec's director of sales for towing and mooring solutions. “It also marks Cargotec’s successful entry to the Vietnamese offshore market.”
As part of the conversion project, Cargotec will supply eight mooring winches complete with local and remote controls, tension and length-monitoring systems, hydraulic power packs, sheaves, and fairleads. The mooring equipment is scheduled for delivery at the beginning of 2012 and will be manufactured at Cargotec’s facility for offshore load handling in Singapore.