Cavotec awarded over €28m for MoorMaster systems

Cavotec has won three orders worth more than €28m for MoorMaster automated mooring systems at applications in Australia and Denmark.

A further project in Canada is for the St. Lawrence Seaway in Canada represents one of the biggest projects in the history of the group.

The orders incorporate three distinct types of application — lock, Ro/Ro ferry and bulk handling — and include servicing, installation and commissioning elements.

Under the terms of the agreement with the St. Lawrence Seaway, Cavotec will manufacture and deliver 39 MoorMaster MM400L (Lock) units for 13 locks, and related rail structures on which the units will be mounted. Deliveries are scheduled to run until the end of 2016.

The 3,700km-long Seaway is made up of 15 locks, two in the US and 13 in Canada and forms a trade link between the Atlantic Ocean and North America’s Great Lakes.

In Denmark, Cavotec has been awarded an order for two MoorMaster MM400 units that will be used in conjunction with a new-build LNG passenger (and vehicle) ferry on a frequent service between Hov, in Jutland, and Saelvig, located on the west coast of the island of Samsoe. The order includes installation and commissioning.

In the third project, Cavotec has been contracted to support the installation and commissioning of eight MoorMaster MM200B (Bulk) units by dredging company Jan de Nul at a bulk handling application in Australia.

MoorMaster is a vacuum-based automated mooring technology that eliminates the need for conventional mooring lines. Remote controlled vacuum pads recessed in, or mounted on the quayside or pontoons, moor and release vessels in seconds.