MacGregor Cranes for Nautilus Newbuild

Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding has ordered MacGregor cranes to be used on the Nautilus Minerals’ production support vessel.

According to Nautilus, the order for cranes consists of two knuckle boom units .The first crane is a large 200t SWL crane with 2,500 metre water depth capability and equipped with active heave compensation.

The second crane is a smaller 100t SWL auxiliary crane to support back deck and ship to ship operations.

The cranes are due to be completed and delivered to the shipyard for integration by Q1 2017.

Mike Johnston, Nautilus’ CEO, commented: “We are very pleased to have such a world class supplier providing key equipment for use on our Production Support Vessel. The cranes are an essential component in ensuring operations can be performed safely across all of our large working deck areas. The 2,500m depth rated heave compensated main crane also provides critical lifting support to our subsea operations at the mine-site. We look forward to reporting on the progress of this equipment as we move closer to production in 2018.”