Cavotec wins largest ever MoorMaster order

  • €10 million contract for design, manufacture and installation of MoorMaster units

Cavotec has announced that it has received its largest ever order for its MoorMaster automated mooring units.

The contract, worth €10 million, will see Cavotec design manufacture and install MoorMaster systems for a port, to be disclosed at a later date, mooring container ships up to 13,000 TEU.

“The scale and location of this order represents a tremendous opportunity for the Group,” said Cavotec CEO, Ottonel Popesco.

“It also further demonstrates that MoorMaster™ continues to gain traction in the market.”

As part of the contract, Cavotec will also train locally based technicians who will provide technical support for the customer following delivery of the units. Cavotec will also commission an independent engineering study that will make recommendations on the technical details and performance targets of the application. The study will use computer modelling of the berth to support its guidance.

In addition to cutting the time it takes to moor and release vessels, the MoorMaster units will dampen vessel movement along the berth, meaning fewer interruptions to the loading and unloading of ships. This particular port experiences significant long wave effects and high winds and, according to Cavotec, the automated mooring units will dampen vessel motion by as much as 75 percent.

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