MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has been selected to supply comprehensive packages of RoRo equipment for three pro-ecological, low-emission vessels powered by four LNG engines of dual-fuel type with battery assistance (hybrid).
These RoPax ferries are under construction at Remontowa Shiprepair Yard S.A, the largest shipyard of Poland’s shipbuilding group Remontowa Holding, for the Polish State Treasury’s company Polskie Promy (eng. Polish Ferries) with Polsteam and Polferries ferry operators as joint shareholders. Three ferries are being built for Polsteam and one for Polferries.
The order has been booked into Cargotec’s 2022 second quarter order intake.
MacGregor’s scope of supply encompasses design, manufacturing, transport and installation assistance for the bow and stern equipment together with internal ramps and doors. The bow ramp folding frame solution and mooring rope self-tension system increase efficiency by enabling loading at two levels and reducing port turnaround time.
– Remontowa is known for its professionalism, high quality, and long-term environmental efforts, and we are delighted that our know-how and long experience have led them to choose us to deliver this comprehensive set of RoRo equipment for these three RoPax vessels – says Magnus Sjöberg, Senior Vice President, Merchant Solutions Division, MacGregor. – I’m also satisfied to see that we can support our customer’s focus on sustainability, as in this case, reducing the fuel consumption by enabling shorter turnaround time in the ports – he continues.
It is worth adding that MacGregor makes in Poland, with subcontractors, quite a lot of its equipment in a wide range, including land ramps and ro-ro equipment for ships, for customers (e.g. shipyards) outside Poland. MacGregor Group has also cooperated in this field with the companies of Remontowa Holding group.
For the new Ro-Pax ferries under construction at Remontowa Shiprepair Yard for Polish shipowners, supplies of key equipment such as azimuth thrusters, ship’s power, automation, remote monitoring and control systems (ABB), and dual-fuel (LNG / diesel) diesel engines with gas fuel system (Wärtsilä) have already been contracted.
Furthermore, Teknotherm Marine HVAC, a Polish company of the Norwegian Teknotherm Group, was recently awarded a contract (disclosed on April 13) to supply HVAC (heating and ventilation) systems for the Ro-Pax ferries designed to operate between Swinoujscie in Poland and Ystad in Sweden. The contract includes equipment kits for three vessels and one as an option.
Teknotherm’s contracted systems for the three vessels are the living quarters HVAC equipment and systems, the deep-cooled water system and the control system, with delivery dates in 2023, 2024 and 2025 and 2026 for options.