MacGregor, a subsidiary of Cargotec, has been chosen to provide Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) equipment for two 8000 LM RoRo vessels manufactured by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) in South Korea for CLdN, a Luxembourg-based company. This order was entered into Cargotec’s list of orders received in the first quarter of 2023. The first vessel is expected to be handed over to the owner by the end of 2024, with the second one scheduled for delivery in Q2 2025.
The new RoRo ships of CLdN are specifically designed for shortsea connections and will operate in routes in Northern and Western Europe. The order consists of the design and complete hardware, including stern ramps, ramp covers, hoistable car decks, access ramps, and rampway doors. Moreover, MacGregor’s engineers will provide support and supervision during the installation process.
MacGregor was selected to fulfill this order thanks to its long-standing relationships with both CLdN and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard. Another significant factor in the customer’s decision to choose MacGregor was the company’s strong local presence in South Korea, allowing it to provide effective solutions to any challenges during the project contracting period.
Gary Walker, COO Shipping at CLdN, comments: “We are pleased to continue our collaboration with MacGregor for our latest new building projects at HMD. We chose MacGregor as the supplier for the RoRo equipment due to the quality of their products, their extensive experience, and their track record of successfully delivering projects. Together we have been able to design an efficient and flexible cargo layout that will assist CLdN in fulfilling our ambitions as one of the leading short sea RoRo operators in Northern and Western Europe.”