Further MacGregor deck machinery destined for heavy-duty naval operations
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has been selected to supply repeat packages of deck machinery equipment for two new US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) T-ATS class vessel under construction at Gulf Island Shipyards in Houma, Louisiana, US, the company said in its release.
These orders, with a combined value of circa 8 million, were booked into Cargotec's second quarter order intake and the equipment is planned for delivery during 2020.
The new orders are subsequent to the first contract secured in the fourth quarter of 2018 and announced in January 2019.
The latest contracts with Gulf Island Shipyards, a subsidiary of Gulf Island Fabrication Inc, include the option for a further five vessels. The towing, salvage and rescue ship (T-ATS) is a new class of vessel that will be deployed for worldwide naval service including open-ocean towing, supporting salvage operations and submarine rescue missions.
NAVSEA requirements state that the vessel must have a minimum bollard pull rating of 118 tonnes (130 short tons). To meet this need, MacGregor's deck machinery package will include a main towing and traction winch, in addition to an offshore crane, Triplex shark jaws, towing and pop-up pins, a stern roller, and other accessories. The contracts also provide for crew training as well as integrated logistics support.
MacGregor equipment is installed on many types of naval vessels, including more than two hundred Sealift Command pre-positioning and multi-role ships, amphibious dock and landing ships, and logistics support, surface and coast guard vessels.
MacGregor is a leader in intelligent maritime cargo and load handling with a strong portfolio of MacGregor, Hatlapa, Porsgrunn, Pusnes, Rapp and Triplex products, services and solutions, all designed to perform with the sea.
Shipbuilders, shipowners and operators are able to optimise the lifetime profitability, safety, reliability and environmental sustainability of their operations by working in close cooperation with MacGregor. MacGregor is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales in 2018 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 12,000 people worldwide.