MacGregor has been selected to supply ro-ro equipment for four Aurora-class PCTCs on order by Höegh Autoliners.

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Höegh Autoliners’ Aurora-class design.

The ships will be built by China Merchant Heavy Industries (Jiangsu) for the Norwegian owner. MacGregor’s scope of supply encompasses design, supply and installation support for a large stern quarter ramp and door, side ramp and door, and liftable car decks. The order is valued at more than USD15 million. 

Designed by Deltamarin, the Aurora-class can transport up to 9,100 cars and will have DNV’s ammonia and methanol-ready notation. The first two vessels will be delivered during the second half of 2024 and the next two in the first half of 2025. Höegh Autoliners also has options for a further four plus four vessels.

“We are very pleased to have supported Höegh Autoliners from the early stages of the Aurora-class project, building on the previous Horizon-class vessels and our long-standing relationship with Höegh Autoliners,” said Magnus Sjöberg, senior vice president, merchant solutions, MacGregor.

“Close collaboration with the owner, designer and builder is essential for a project such as the Aurora-class to be successful, and we look forward to continuing our work together towards delivery of the first two vessels in 2024,” he added.