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MacGregor’s MacGregor’s

Fiber-rope Fiber-rope

Crane for Crane for

Offshore Offshore

MarketsMarkets acGregor, part of Cargotec, has completed the construction of FibreTrac, the ? rst ? ber-rope off- shore crane to enter the market. The crane’s full

M potential is being validated and its capabilities have been demonstrated at an event in Kristiansand, Norway. “The project to build, certify and validate the MacGregor Fibre-

Trac crane is the result of our con? dence in its potential,” says Høye Høyesen, Vice President, Advanced Offshore

Solutions, MacGregor. “We strongly believe in the advan- tages that it will deliver to our customers.”

FibreTrac uses existing, proven technologies combined in a new application that offers deep-water load handling operators a simple pathway to some of the most signi? - cant cost-saving advantages seen in decades. FibreTrac is able to exploit its full lifting capacity because ? ber-rope weighs virtually nothing in water, so no additional load is experienced by the crane, regardless of the length of rope used during load handling operations. This is in complete contrast to steel wire-rope cranes. combining decades of MacGregor’s load handling exper- “In practical terms, this means that a smaller crane and tise with the ? ber-rope tensioning and handling skills of vessel can be used for more assignments, and owners are Parkburn Precision Handling Systems. able to bid on a wider range of contracts. The ability to Designed to comply with rigorous DNV GL regula- use smaller vessels for deep-water projects will also drive tions, the FibreTrac crane has a 150-tonne safe working down the cost of these operations and give our customers load (SWL) capacity and features an advanced rope moni- a stronger competitive edge.” toring and management system that maximizes rope lifes- “Feedback from the event was extremely positive,” pan and provides clear lift line status information for the

Høyesen continued, adding, “We were able to present the operator at all times. ? nished crane to demonstrate how the shift from steel- MacGregor’s experience in intelligent maritime cargo rope to ? ber-rope in offshore cranes is technologically pos- and load handling includes a strong portfolio of Mac- sible and how the crane delivers substantial cost bene? ts to Gregor, Hatlapa, Porsgrunn, Pusnes, Rapp and Triplex owners, particularly for deep-water projects.” products, services and solutions, all designed to perform

Although the crane is new, the technology is tested, with the sea.

November 2019

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