Malaysian shipbuilding group chooses two more MacGregor offshore cranes


CargotecA Malaysian shipbuilding and chartering group has taken up its option for two more 100-tonne active heave-compensated (AHC) offshore cranes from MacGregor, part of Cargotec. This contract follows an identical one placed last year by the same company.

The new cranes, as well as the two ordered earlier, are destined for newbuild offshore support vessels currently under construction within the group for an undisclosed owner.

“We are delighted that the group has opted for MacGregor offshore cranes again. They will provide the new vessels with high-precision and reliable performance for a range of demanding offshore operations,” says Frode Grøvan, Sales and Marketing Director for MacGregor Advanced Load Handling.

The cranes are scheduled for delivery in March 2014 and will be manufactured by Cargotec’s joint venture company.