HELSINKI, Finland – MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a contract with the Marco Polo Shipyard Pte Ltd facilities in Batam, Indonesia, to supply deck equipment for two 76-m (49-ft), 9,000-kW anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels with bollard pulls of 150 metric tons (165 tons), to be constructed for Marco Polo Marine. There are options for two further vessels.
Each shipset includes a high-pressure windlass/mooring winch, tugger winches, capstans, storage reels, and hydraulic power packs, along with a telescopic provision crane. Each vessel will also be equipped with a 300-metric-ton (331-ton) low-pressure anchor handling/towing (AHT) winch with a 400-metric-ton (441-ton) brake-holding capacity, along with its hydraulic power pack.
The AHT winches would be fitted with friction clutches that allow quick release within three seconds, significantly increasing the safety during anchor handling and towing operation.
The first shipset is scheduled for delivery between March and June 2015; the associated vessel is expected to be delivered in 1H 2016. The shipset for the second vessel should be delivered between July and September 2015, with the vessel due for delivery in 2H 2016.