22 June 2022
The order, with a value of more than USD 15 million, was booked into Cargotec's 2022 second quarter orders received. Vessels five and six will be delivered during the second half of 2025 and vessels seven and eight in the first half of 2026.
Designed by the China Merchants Industries owned ship designer, Deltamarin, the Aurora class can transport up to 9,100 cars and will be the world's largest and most sustainable car carrier. The class will have DNV's ammonia and methanol ready notation.
MacGregor's scope of supply encompasses design, supply and installation support for a large stern quarter ramp and door, a side ramp and door, internal ramp systems, and liftable car decks on all four vessels.
The vessels' strengthened decks and internal ramp systems will enable electric vehicles to be carried on all decks, with the MacGregor patented Load Monitor System (LMS) boosting the load capacity of the ramp and providing more flexibility for heavier project cargo.
"We are very honoured to support Hoegh Autoliners with the additional four Aurora class vessels as well as their strive towards a more sustainable future," says Magnus Sjoberg, Senior Vice President, Merchant Solutions, MacGregor.
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MacGregor is a leader in sustainable maritime cargo and load handling with a strong portfolio of products, services and solutions, all designed to perform with the sea.
Shipbuilders, shipowners, and operators are able to optimise the lifetime profitability, safety, reliability, and environmental sustainability of their operations by working in close cooperation with MacGregor. www.macgregor.com
MacGregor is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2021 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,000 people worldwide. www.cargotec.com
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