Six open-hatch cargo ships ordered by Grieg Shipping will feature a total of 24 MacGregor variable frequency drive cranes; the order is worth €20 million and was booked into the second quarter 2010 order intake Cargotec has signed a contract to deliver six shipsets of environmentallyfriendly variable frequency drive (VFD) MacGregor cargo cranes to Grieg Shipping's new 48,700dwt open-hatch general cargo ship series.
The ships will be built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea for the Norwegian shipping group. In total, the order comprises 24 VFD electrically-driven cranes: each vessel will have four 75-tonne SWL units installed. The cranes are planned for delivery from 2012 until 2013.
“We work closely together with our customers which enables us to introduce innovations that improve the safety, efficiency and sustainability of their operations”, says Per-Erik Nilsson from Cargotec. “The MacGregor electric crane series inherits the best characteristics of proven designs, but also combines improved operability with a low environmental impact”.