Cavotec Wins Automated Mooring Order
Marine engineering specialists Cavotec has announced it has has signed an agreement with a port operator to equip two berths at a terminal with MoorMaster automated mooring systems.
The Switzerland-based global engineering group said in a press note that it will design, supply and commission the MoorMaster automated mooring systems for the two berths. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2019, with the systems entering service in 2020.
The order value amounts to approximately EUR 10.3 million, whereof a majority is expected to be recorded in 2019 and the remainder in 2020, it said.
"MoorMaster improves safety, reduces environmental impact, and substantially increases operational efficiency by cutting mooring times and reducing vessel motion. Twenty years after the installation of the first system, it is the only proven and widely used automated mooring technology on the market," said the release.
To date, around 280 MoorMaster units have performed some 500,000 moorings at ferry, bulk and container handling ports, as well as locks and ship-to-ship applications worldwide.