Hybrid ropaxes to be fitted with MacGregor access equipment

2022-05-27T17:56:55+00:00 May 27th, 2022|Technology|

Cargotec subsidiary MacGregor is to supply ro-ro access equipment for three low-emission vessels powered by four hybrid dual-fuel engines and also fitted with batteries.

These ropaxes will be built at Remontowa Shiprepair Yard, the largest shipyard in Poland’s shipbuilding group Remontowa Holding, for the Polish ferry company Polskie Promy, part of Polska Żegluga Morska (PŻM).

The order was booked into Cargotec’s 2022 second quarter order intake.

MacGregor will be responsible for the design, manufacturing, transport and installation assistance for the bow and stern equipment, together with internal ramps and doors.

The  bow ramp folding frame solution and mooring rope self tension system increase efficiency by enabling loading at two levels and reduce the turn-around time in port, the company claimed.

“Remontowa is known for its professionalism, high quality and long-term environmental efforts, and we are delighted that our know-how and long experience has led the customer to choose us to deliver this comprehensive set of ro-ro equipment for these three ropax vessels,” said Magnus Sjöberg, MacGregor’s Senior Vice President, Merchant Solutions Division.

“I’m also satisfied to see that we are able to support our customer´s focus on sustainability, as in this case, reducing the fuel consumption by enabling shorter turnaround time in the ports,” he added.