Cargotec’s contract to supply electric-drive MacGregor cranes for a
series of eight 16,900dwt bulkers being built in China is a
breakthrough order in the bulk carrier sector for the company’s
new environmentally-friendly range of equipment.
In October last year, Cargotec won an order for bulk carrier
electric cranes. The 30-tonne SWL (safe working load) MacGregor
GLBE cranes are destined for eight 16,900dwt bulk carriers under
construction, in China for Polish shipowner Polsteam (PZM).
They are scheduled for installation from the end of 2010 to 2012.
“The order was secured when PZM, one of the world’s biggest dry bulk
shipowners and operators, ordered eight bulk carrier vessels from Taizhou Sanfu
Ship Engineering Co., Ltd. in China,” says Paul Söderstedt, Cargotec sales
manager for bulk ships. “The crane order is a significant breakthrough in the
bulk carrier market as it is important recognition of Cargotec’s new
environmentally-friendly GLBE electric crane, which is based on proven
MacGregor designs offering improved overall efficiency and low power
The electric cranes have all the familiar characteristics of several generations
of MacGregor wire-luffing cranes; all machinery is enclosed within the crane
housing, ensuring safe operation and ease of maintenance.