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MacGregor wins cement handling systems order

MacGregor wins cement handling systems order
China’s Wuhu Xinlian Shipyard has ordered eight fully automated pneumatic cement handling systems from Cargotec subsidiary MacGregor.

The systems will be installed on two 78m BP anchor handling, tug, supply and oil recovery vessels of 12,000 bhp, and six 79m PSVs of 4,000 dwt. Delivery of the systems is set for between August 2015 and January 2016.

Francis Wong, head of sales and marketing at MacGregor Offshore Deck Machinery, said: "The fully automated self-discharging model is quick, safe, efficient, clean and labour saving.

"The advantages begin in the shipyard and extend throughout the vessel's lifetime. This is because the distributed control and profibus system are quick and easy to install, while maintenance costs are low. MacGregor's global service network ensures excellent customer support wherever these new vessels are deployed."