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MacGregor to supply RoRo cargo access package for LNG ferry

LNG Industry,

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a contract from German shipbuilder Flensburger-Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) for a comprehensive RoRo cargo access equipment package.

The package will be installed on an LNG-powered RoRo ferry that will be constructed at the yard for the Australian owner, SeaRoad. There is an option for one additional vessel package.

At 181 m, this vessel will be the largest RoRo ferry with LNG propulsion and the first vessel of this type built by FSG. Delivery is scheduled for Q3 2016. The ferry will serve SeaRoad's planned new regular liner service across the Bass Strait between Melbourne on the Australian mainland and Devonport on the Australian island of Tasmania.

Göran Hugon, Sales Manager, RoRo Equipment at MacGregor, commented: "Conditions are notoriously rough on the Bass Strait, which puts equipment reliability high on the agenda. Over the years, MacGregor has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with FSG and we won the contract because the yard is pleased with the reliability and performance of previous MacGregor deliveries."

The vessel will boast a particularly flexible cargo carrying capability and is able to accommodate containers, including reefer units, trailers, cars and hazardous cargo as well as livestock.

MacGregor's scope of supply of RoRo equipment includes two stern ramps/doors, one ramp cover, one access ramp and two pilot/bunker doors, along with installation services. Equipment delivery is scheduled for Q4 2015.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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