Global engineering group Cavotec has won five separate orders with a combined value of more than US$9.6 million for some of its key technologies, including the group's ‘MoorMaster’ automated mooring system and the new ‘Automatic Plug-in System’ (APS), highlighting the strength and diversity of Cavotec's portfolio.
Ottonel Popesco, CEO of Cavotec, said: “These orders demonstrate how Cavotec continues to expand its presence in the global port equipment sector. MoorMaster is one of our leading technologies and its continuing success at the Port of Salalah in Oman, and at other ports around world, underlines the great potential of the system.”
The largest of these orders is for a number of MoorMaster MM400E automated mooring units at the Port of Salalah in Oman, which are to be installed at one of the port's container berths.
The order is the latest in a long series of MoorMaster projects at the Port of Salalah, where the technology first went into operation in 2006.
MoorMaster is a vacuum-based automated mooring technology that eliminates the need for conventional mooring lines. Remote controlled vacuum pads recessed in, or mounted on the quayside or pontoons, moor and release vessels in seconds.
Elsewhere, a major crane manufacturer has placed a substantial order for Cavotec's APS units for installation on 16 Electric Rubber Tyred Gantry (ERTG) cranes, and a large number of yard connection points for a port in India.
In addition to the manufacture and supply of this equipment, Cavotec will also be supporting the customer with on site supervision and commissioning.
Luciano Corbetta, Group Market Unit Manager, Ports & Maritime, said: “We're especially pleased about the APS project: APS is one of our newer technologies, and this order indicates the potential it, and our other innovations, have in the market place.”
In the Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) segment, a leading ship owner has ordered six Cavotec AMPtainers; two of which will be mobile units, and four of which will, in the first project of its kind, be installed on two 13,000 TEU container vessels.
Cavotec AMPtainers are specially adapted shipping containers, fitted with shore power connection equipment.