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  • 2016 April 25 17:05

    MacGregor receives an order for gravity self-unloading systems for two 29,800 dwt bulk carriers from the Yangzijiang shipyard

    MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an order for gravity self-unloading systems for two 29,800 dwt bulk carriers (lakers) from the Yangzijiang shipyard, in China. The vessels will be delivered late 2017 / early 2018 to Canadian Great Lakes operator, Algoma. The order was booked into the first quarter 2016 order intake, the company said in its press release.
     
    The contract will see MacGregor deliver a highly-automated, efficient self-unloading system to each of the new vessels. The system is designed for a maximum unloading rate of 5,450t/h for stone or iron ore and 4,360t/h for coal. MacGregor is responsible for the design of the complete self-unloading system, which includes a discharge boom, full flow cargo gates, conveyor belts, cross conveyors, and a C-loop.

    The new bulkers will join Algoma's fleet of 13 domestic self-unloading vessels operating on the Great Lakes and the St Lawrence Seaway, all of which have to comply with extremely strict environmental protection legislation.  
     
    MacGregor shapes the offshore and marine industries by offering world-leading engineering solutions and services with a strong portfolio of MacGregor, Hatlapa, Porsgrunn, Pusnes and Triplex brands. Shipbuilders, owners 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 (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2015 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs almost 11,000 people.




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