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    Stena Line extends its trust in MacGregor's planned maintenance agreements for 39 ferries [Dec 2016] Swedish ferry operator Stena Line has renewed its planned maintenance agreement with MacGregor, part of Cargotec. Stena Line has held MacGregor Onboard Care (MOC) agreements since 2008 and its latest contract takes the number of RoRo vessels covered to 39.
    MacGregor 3D Motion Compensator enhances load-handling precision [Nov 2016] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has introduced the 3D Motion Compensator (3DMC), a flexible retrofit device, which is designed to enhance the load-handling precision of an offshore crane even in challenging sea states. "MacGregor's standard active heave-compensation (AHC), supplied through a crane's winch, compensates
    Advanced MacGregor technology serves new polar research ship [Jun 2016] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order to supply MacGregor offshore cranes and a Triplex handling system for a 14,300gt polar research vessel being built for the Polar Research Institute of China. Designed by Aker Arctic Finland, it will be the first vessel of its type to be built in China; the shipyard has yet to be named.
    MacGregor continues its run of Hatlapa deck machinery deliveries to COSCO's ultra large container carriers [Jun 2016] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract that will extend its deliveries of Hatlapa deck machinery to a growing series of ultra large container carriers (ULCCs) being built at three shipyards across Asia for the global container shipping organisation, COSCO Container Lines.
    MacGregor winch expertise employed in innovative wave energy capture [Jun 2016] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order to supply highly-specialised winches for a pilot project using an innovative system that generates electricity from waves. The system is called NEMOS and it is ideally suited to work in combination with offshore wind farms, where it can share electrical infrastructure,
    MacGregor launches compact new Pusnes RamWindlass [May 2016] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, continues to add to its market-leading Pusnes product range and its latest introduction is a Pusnes RamWindlass. The new windlass is based on a chain-jack design and employs similar technology used in MacGregor's successful range of Pusnes RamWinches.
    MacGregor signs loose lashing orders for twelve container vessels [Apr 2016] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, will supply loose lashings equipment for twelve 19,200 TEU container vessels under construction in South Korea for a European owner. The equipment is planned for delivery during 2016. The order was booked into first quarter 2016 order intake.
    MacGregor signs loose lashings contract to complete the optimised cargo handling solution for five container ships [Apr 2016] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an order to provide loose lashings for five 10,500 TEU Hapag-Lloyd container ships under construction in South Korea by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries. This order builds on a previous contract,
    Extensive MacGregor equipment packages ordered for ESL's new eco-bulker duo [Mar 2016] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has confirmed an important order to deliver hatch covers, cranes, deck machinery and steering gear to two new 25,600 dwt dual-fuelled handysize bulk carriers for Finnish owner ESL Shipping. The ice-class vessels are the first to be built to new classification society rules introduced January 2016.
    MacGregor delivers optimised cargo system upgrades for CSCL in China [Feb 2016] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has carried out optimised cargo system upgrades for two 14,000 TEU container vessels owned and operated by China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL). The vessels have re-entered service following the upgrades, which have been designed to increase their actual payload capacity.
    Experts team up to launch MacGregor's technology-leading fibre-rope crane [Feb 2016] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, can now offer the offshore industry a technology-leading fibre-rope crane. The crane has been developed by combining MacGregor's proven offshore crane technology with the fibre-rope tensioning technology perfected by Parkburn Precision Handling Systems.
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    MacGregor wins breakthrough order in pioneering offshore wind farm project [Nov 2015] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order for substructure connection mooring systems for the world's first floating offshore wind farm: Statoil's Hywind pilot park in Scotland. MacGregor will be responsible for the delivery of the Pusnes substructure mooring connection system for the pilot project's five floating wind turbines.
    MacGregor wins several orders for Pusnes deck machinery in South Korea [Nov 2015] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured orders for a series of Pusnes deck machinery packages for various shipowners. The Pusnes equipment has been specified for different ship types that are going to be built by the Hyundai Group and Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, in South Korea.
    MacGregor receives order for cargo access systems on world's largest commercial RoRo carriers [Nov 2015] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has been contracted by the South Korean shipbuilding group Hyundai Heavy Industries to deliver comprehensive RoRo access equipment packages for a series of two post-Panamax 8,000 lane metre's RoRo carriers. The vessels are under construction at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard
    MacGregor creates new Advanced Offshore Solutions division and appoints Høye G. Høyesen as leade [Nov 2015] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, creates a new division 'Advanced Offshore Solutions' by merging its two Norway-based divisions and combining the strengths in offshore mooring, loading and load handling businesses. With the new joint division MacGregor aims to gain synergies and
    New Emergency Rescue & Response Vessel (ERRV) relies on MacGregor deck machinery [Oct 2015] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, will supply deck machinery for a new 65m emergency rescue & response vessel (ERRV) for Sentinel Marine. The ship has been designed by Focal Marine & Offshore Pte Ltd and will have a bollard pull of 100 tonnes of FOCAL 552.
    Cargotec's MacGregor receives USD 21 million order for optimised cargo handling systems for five container vessels [Sep 2015] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an order worth USD 21 million for optimised cargo handling systems for five 10,500 TEU container vessels. The ships are under construction at South Korean shipyard Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries
    MacGregor's new loose lashings storage system offers improved capacity and better use of deck space [Aug 2015] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has developed a new 40ft flat rack loose lashings storage system that is designed to make better use of available deck space. "An overall trend for twistlocks, stackers and midlocks is their weight reduction," explains Perttu Jokinen,
    MacGregor in the UK experiences growth in MacGregor Onboard Care agreements as fleet operators focus on planned maintenance [Jul 2015] MacGregor has secured new MacGregor Onboard Care (MOC) service and support agreements with shipping fleet operators, ship management companies and port terminal linkspans, to support the industry's drive for safety, optimum efficiency and productivity.
    MacGregor wins orders for newly-introduced offshore lattice boom crane [Jul 2015] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won contracts for its new lattice boom cranes (LBC) from Merkers Offshore, successfully negotiated and procured through Marine Commerce in Singapore. Four 20015-6045 LBC cranes will be installed on two offshore maintenance liftboats - equipped with 80m jack-up legs - under construction
    Cargotec's MacGregor wins major deck equipment order from South Korea [Jun 2015] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a major contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd in South Korea to supply a range of Hatlapa deck machinery for ten 172,600m3 liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. MacGregor will deliver electrically-driven deck machinery,
    High-efficiency MacGregor cargo handling system optimises payloads for UASC's ultra-large container vessels [Jun 2015] United Arab Shipping Company's first ultra-large container vessel has entered service equipped with a MacGregor high-efficiency cargo handling system, which is designed to maximise payload potential and operational efficiency and reduce environmental impact by
    MacGregor supports graduate development in the UK with new university partnership [May 2015] MacGregor (GBR) Ltd has established a new relationship with Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen by providing work placements that support the career development of graduates. The Aberdeen office of MacGregor's Global Lifecycle Support Division will work with
    Cargotec appoints Michel van Roozendaal to head MacGregor business area [May 2015] Michel van Roozendaal (M.Sc. Aerospace Engineering; MBA INSEAD, Fontainebleau; b. 1963) has been appointed President of the MacGregor business area. He will be a member of Cargotec's Executive Board and report to President and CEO Mika Vehvilainen.
    Major winch delivery for Korean heavy lift barge demonstrates MacGregor's ability to meet the needs of specialist vessels [Apr 2015] Following an order announced in October 2013, MacGregor, part of Cargotec has delivered and commissioned 45 variable frequency drive (VFD) winches and a full control system for the recently completed heavy-lift crane barge Hyundai HLV-10000,
    World's first subsea mining vessel to be equipped with MacGregor subsea cranes [Apr 2015] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has been awarded a contract by Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Limited for two subsea knuckle boom cranes to be installed on the world's first seabed mining vessel. Delivery of the cranes is scheduled for Q1/2017. The order was booked into first quarter 2015 order intake.
    MacGregor signs Triplex AHTS equipment deal with GRUPO CBO [Apr 2015] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a contract with the Brazilian shipowner and shipbuilder Grupo CBO. The contract is to supply Triplex deck handling equipment and cranes for four customised Havyard 843 anchor handling tug supply vessels (AHTS). The order was booked into first quarter 2015 order intake.
    Suezmax shuttle tankers benefit from MacGregor's Pusnes bow loading systems [Apr 2015] South Korean shipyard Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd will install a Pusnes bow loading system on a 157,000 dwt Suezmax DP2 shuttle tanker under construction for tanker specialist Tsakos Energy and Navigation Ltd. The Greek headquartered company specified Pusnes loading systems for
    MacGregor delivers unique observation pod giving cruise passengers a bird's eye view of ship at sea [Mar 2015] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has supplied Royal Caribbean International's first Quantum Class cruise ship with a crane and observation gondola called the North Star. It will lift guests 91m above sea level to give them panoramic views of the ship, sea and ports of call.
    MacGregor to supply turnkey RoRo package for environmentally friendly ferry [Mar 2015] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a new contract from the Meyer Turku Shipyard for a complete turnkey delivery of RoRo cargo access and handling equipment for an environmentally friendly RoPax ferry under construction for Estonian ship operator Tallink.
    MacGregor wins multiple offshore self-unloader order from Chinese shipyard [Mar 2015] The fully automated pneumatic systems will be installed on two 78m 12,000 bhp 150T BP anchor handling, tug, supply and oil recovery vessels and six 79m 4,000 dwt platform supply vessels. The contract includes system design and the delivery of key components, which will take place between August 2015 and January 2016.
    Two cruise ships set to benefit from MacGregor cargo and passenger access expertise [Jan 2015] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a contract from STX France SA to deliver cargo and passenger access equipment for two cruise ships. The order was booked into fourth quarter 2014 order intake. vMacGregor's 'turnkey' delivery includes the design, production, delivery,
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    Largest LNG-powered ferry will feature flexible MacGregor RoRo cargo access package [Dec 2014] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a contract from German shipbuilder Flensburger-Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) for a comprehensive RoRo cargo access equipment package. It is destined for an LNG-powered RoRo ferry that will be constructed at the yard for the Australian owner,
    MacGregor's Hatlapa brand celebrates 95 years of engineering excellence [Nov 2014] November 2014 marks the 95th anniversary of MacGregor's Hatlapa brand. Since its foundation in 1919 by German engineer Max Hatlapa, the formerly independent Uetersen-based company has strived for engineering excellence. Last year, in recognition of these qualities and the benefits that Hatlapa offers, MacGregor purchased
    MacGregor appoints John Carnall as Senior Vice President, Global Lifecycle Support [Nov 2014] John Carnall (52) has been appointed Senior Vice President for the Global Lifecycle Support Division in MacGregor, part of Cargotec. "John Carnall will focus on developing our services and building a world-class service organisation to drive profitable growth.
    More MacGregor deck machinery orders signed with Sinopacific [Oct 2014] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a new series of deck machinery orders for twelve vessels with the China-based Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group. This builds on a track-record of contracts that now stands at 150 shipsets of equipment successfully delivered and installed at Sinopacific yards.
    Six new offshore support vessels to feature deck machinery packages from MacGregor [Sep 2014] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won a series of deck equipment orders from Chinese shipbuilder Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co Ltd. The winches and deck machinery packages will be fitted to six vessels under construction at the yard. Two 100m 300-person accommodation/work barges
    MacGregor secures RoRo cargo access equipment order from South Korea [Sep 2014] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea for the design and delivery of MacGregor RoRo cargo access equipment. It is destined for a 180m logistics and support vessel (LSV) under construction at the yard for
    MacGregor winches specified for two new Malaysian accommodation barges [Sep 2014] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a winch package contract from Nam Cheong Limited group, a leading global offshore marine player listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the "SGX") and Malaysia's largest offshore support vessel builder. Eight-point MacGregor mooring systems,
    MacGregor securing advances improve safety and productivity [Sep 2014] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, continues to drive container securing and stowage advances that deliver substantial efficiency and safety improvements for both new and existing ships. A recent highlight is the innovative A-class MacGregor lashing bar. Shipowners are keen to benefit from the product,
    MacGregor's 'soft start' technology benefits powerful electric motors [Sep 2014] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has introduced a new electric starter cabinet for hydraulic hatch cover power units on bulk carriers and general cargo ships. It features an intelligent 'soft-start' function that avoids starting current peaks and reduces stresses on mechanical and hydraulic components.
    672 MacGregor MacRack units on order [Sep 2014] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has announced that the first units of a 672-strong MacRack orderbook are now being installed. The units are destined for a total of 38 ships for various owners; 35 of which are for 180,000 dwt bulk carriers and the remaining three are for 87,000 dwt bulkers. Each of the larger vessels will be fitted with 18 MacRack units
    MacGregor conversion expertise secures new order from Stena [Aug 2014] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a contract from Stena North Sea Ltd to convert the 29,800gt RoPax ferry Dieppe Seaways to optimise it for its new route between Dublin and Holyhead in Ireland. The order further strengthens MacGregor's position as the first choice supplier
    MacGregor wins Pusnes offloading system order from Bumi Armada [Jul 2014] MacGregor, part of Cargotec has won an order from Bumi Armada Berhad, a Malaysia-based international offshore oilfied services provider, to supply a Pusnes offloading system for a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) conversion project. The Pusnes offloading system will be delivered by March 2015.
    MacGregor secures offshore deck equipment order for Malaysia-based international oilfield services provider [Jul 2014] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order to supply equipment for three 80m ice-class vessels and a 96m shallow water pipe laying barge, all will be constructed for Bumi Armada Berhad, a Malaysia-based international offshore oilfield services provider.
    MacGregor’s expanded winch portfolio wins offshore order from Marco Polo [Jul 2014] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a contract with the Marco Polo Shipyard Pte Ltd with their facilities in Batam, Indonesia, to supply deck equipment for two 76m, 9,000kW anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels with bollard pulls of 150 tonnes, to be constructed for Marco Polo Marine. There are options for two further vessels.
    Cargotec's MacGregor secures USD 50 million of orders for further high efficiency cargo handling solutions from Hyundai Heavy Industries [Jun 2014] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received further orders, worth around USD 50 million, for optimised cargo handling systems from Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd in South Korea.
    MacGregor secures new hatch cover orders for ten bulk carriers from South Korea [Jun 2014] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order from Sungdong Shipyard in South Korea for side rolling hatch covers for ten 180,000dwt bulk carriers with electrically-operated opening and closing system, MacRack. The ships are being built for the New York listed Scorpio Bulkers Inc.
    MacGregor launches new Hatlapa steering alert system [Jun 2014] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has launched 'Soteria', a new alert system designed to complement its Hatlapa and Porsgrunn range of steering gear. Named after the Greek goddess of safety, the system has been designed to offer a series of benefits for both ship owners and shipyards.
    Seven MacGregor linkspans to expand Stockholm's port services [May 2014] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a contract in a bid by tender to supply seven hydraulically-operated linkspans to the Port of Stockholm in Sweden. The linkspans have been ordered as part of a port development project to extend the capabilities of Stockholm's largest harbour, Vartahamnen and Kapellskar harbour.
    MacGregor adds steering control system "Hebe" to the Hatlapa range [May 2014] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, presents a new addition to its Hatlapa product range: the steering control system, Hebe. It will be offered as an integrated part of the company's Hatlapa range of steering gear solutions and its inclusion will deliver operational and equipment compatability benefits for customers.
    60 MacGregor cranes ordered for Chinese-built bulkers [Apr 2014] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won a run of orders for bulk versions of its cargo handling cranes from five Chinese shipyards. The cranes are destined for 15 bulk carriers for various owners. The orders were booked in the first quarter 2014 order intake and include: Two 37,500 dwt bulkers on order at Yangzhou Gouyo shipyard.
    RoRo equipment contract for Damen is supported by MacGregor's extensive experience with Canadian ferry services [Mar 2014] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a contract from Dutch shipbuilding group, Damen Shipyards, for the design and delivery of key components for RoRo access equipment for two 80m ice-class RoPax ferries destined to operate in Canada.
    Expanded capabilities wins substantial MacGregor deck equipment contract [Mar 2014] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured deck equipment contract for a series of eight 58,500 dwt bulk carriers under construction at New Times Shipbuilding in China. The vessels are being built for Lemissoler Navigation (Front Marine), based in Cyprus, with the delivery of the first two vessels scheduled to start around August 2015.
    MacGregor acquires Deep Water Solutions AS [Feb 2014] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has acquired Norwegian privately owned Deep Water Solutions AS, specialising in lifting applications utilising electric multi drive technology. Customer requirements for environmentally friendly solutions are increasing in offshore load handling applications, such as subsea cranes, module handling and LARS systems
    MacGregor secures new subsea crane contract for advanced heavy construction vessel from South Korea HHI [Feb 2014] 맥그리거는 현대중공업에 새로운 해저 크레인 계약을 확보한다 -MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order for two subsea cranes from South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd. The active heave-compensated cranes will have an SWL of 100-tonnes and 25-tonnes respectively.
    100-tonne SWL subsea MacGregor crane ordered from China for new AHTS [Feb 2014] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured an order from Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry for a 100-tonne SWL active heave-compensated subsea crane. The MacGregor crane will be installed on the anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel, currently under construction for the offshore specialist,
    First customers will benefit from complete sets of MacGregor’s new three-tier-high plate construction type lashing bridges [Feb 2014] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured an order for lashing bridges for three 18,000 TEU container ships to be built at Waigaoqiao Shipyard in China. The contract includes the design and fabrication of the lashing bridge steel structure of approx. 5400 tons,
    Cargotec's MacGregor secures new subsea crane contract worth EUR 23 million [Feb 2014] MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order worth around EUR 23 million for six active heave-compensated(AHC) subsea cranes from the Dutch IHC Merwede. The cranes will be installed on three pipe-laying ships destined for the UK headquartered global offshore specialist, Subsea 7.
    [Jan 2014]: Cargotec's MacGregor completes acquisition of Aker Solutions' mooring and loading systems unit KONGSBERG has been appointed as the supplier and integrator of all electrical, telecom and integrated control systems for the new Petrofac JSD 6000 deepwater derrick lay vessel. The contract has a value of over NOK 230 Million and
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