Cavotec has secured two major orders for its MoorMaster NxG system in the Port of Stockholm and Port of Naantali.
The two multi-unit systems will be installed at either end of a major passenger and vehicle ferry service, at the Port of Kapellskär in Sweden, owned by Port of Stockholm, and the Port of Naantali in Finland.
The systems will moor and release Finnlines’ existing Ro/Pax ferries as well as two 235m-long Superstar Ro/Pax ferries currently under construction. The vessels will call at each port twice daily.
The MoorMaster systems will enable rapid turnaround times for the two vessels, making it possible for them to cruise slower at sea, thereby reducing CO2 emissions by up to 5,000 tonnes per year.
Cavotec will manufacture, install, and commission the systems, which are scheduled to enter service in 2023.
This breakthrough project will position MoorMaster for wide market adoption in Sweden, similar to in neighbouring Norway and Finland. The Port of Naantali installation will be the fourth MoorMaster installation in Finland.
Mikael Norin, Cavotec CEO, commented, “This order is another sign of how what used to be a niche technology is becoming mainstream as ports around the world are looking for ways of making their operations safer, more efficient, and more sustainable.”