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Macgregor Takes Order from Largest Commercial Roro Carriers

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Published Nov 24, 2015 1:57 PM by The Maritime Executive

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 meter’s RoRo carriers. The vessels are under construction at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) for the Luxembourg-based operator CLdN (Cobelfret), with options for another three.

The 235m long and 35m wide vessels will be the world's largest commercial RoRo carriers. They have been ordered as part of CLdN's fleet expansion and modernization program. Each MacGregor RoRo access equipment package will comprise a stern ramp, internal ramps, bulkhead doors and four levels of hoistable electrically-operated car decks. The gross weight of the equipment is about 2,200 tons per ship.

"We have a proven record of reliable deliveries and excellent support during the construction process," says Karl-Axel Persson, Senior Sales Manager, MacGregor RoRo. "In addition, our ability to give support during the project stage was a major factor in winning this important contract.
"MacGregor has a long and successful customer relationship with HMD. Following the delivery, MacGregor will continue to support CLdN, working with the owner to deliver the best possible lifecycle profitability," Mr Persson adds.

The vessels are expected to enter into service in 2017 for deployment on CLdN's regular service in Northern Europe.

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