April 29 - MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has delivered and commissioned 45 variable frequency drive (VFD) winches and a full control system for the recently completed heavy lift crane barge Hyundai HLV-10000.
In March 2015, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) subsidiary Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries completed the construction of the heavy lift crane vessel at its shipyard in Yeongam, South Korea.
"This delivery extends MacGregor's heavy lift vessel portfolio," said Francis Wong, head of sales and marketing of offshore deck machinery at MacGregor. "It also confirms our ability to meet the developing needs of specialist vessels."
MacGregor says that its electric winches consume 25 to 30 percent less energy than equivalent hydraulic winches. In lowering mode, they generate energy rather than consume it, while electric winches benefit from reduced installation and maintenance costs, reduced environmental impact and simplified diagnostics, said the company.