Cavotec, a provider of automation and electrification systems for ports, has agreed to supply its automated mooring solution MoorMaster to the Port of Turku, Finland.
Described by the company as “the only proven and widely used automated mooring technology available in the world today”, the system is scheduled to arrive at the facility in 2020.
As part of its deal with Turku, Cavotec will design, supply, commission and service a multi-unit MoorMaster system for a 218-metre-long berth.
A similar MoorMaster solution was installed at the Port of Helsinki in 2016 and is said to have performed 5,000 moorings since that time.
The system offers a number of benefits according to Cavotec, including improved levels of safety, reduced environmental impact and an increase in operational efficiency, MoorMaster removing conventional mooring lines from the mooring process to “dramatically” reduce mooring times.
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Also reduced with the support of MoorMaster is the amount of vessel motion, fuel consumption and ship emissions.
Patrick Mares, President of Cavotec Ports & Maritime, said: “Our customer has chosen MoorMaster as the best technology to improve their operational efficiency while also improving safety and sustainability.”