MacGregor equipment for seven Middle East-bound OSVs

MacGregor, a provider of deck machinery and cranes for offshore support vessels, has won what it describes as a “comprehensive equipment package” of 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.

In its statement on Monday, MacGregor said it will deliver: a deck crane and deck machinery, shark-jaws and towing pins to two 58m anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels; deck machinery and a deck crane to one 45m work utility vessel; and a deck crane and deck machinery to four 45m maintenance utility vessels. MacGregor equipment deliveries are planned for the first quarter of 2017.

Macgregor, a subsidiary of Finland’s Cargotec, did not reveal the name of the client but said that the vessels will be built in China for a provider of marine logistics services in the Middle East.

They are planned for delivery in the third quarter of 2017 and will support the operations of a Middle Eastern National Oil Company in the Arabian Gulf under a firmed five-year charter with a two-year extension option.

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