Chinese shipyard orders MacGregor self-unloading systems
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, important benefits supported by testimonials from other satisfied customers,” says Francis Wong, head of Sales and Marketing at MacGregor Offshore Deck Machinery. “The fully automated self-discharging model is quick, safe, efficient, clean and labour saving.”
“The advantages begin in the shipyard and extend throughout the vessel’s lifetime,” says Wong. “This is because the distributed control and profibus system are quick and easy to install, while maintenance costs are low. MacGregor’s global service network ensures excellent customer support wherever these new vessels are deployed.”