Switzerland-based Cavotec has won three orders for its MoorMaster automated mooring systems at applications in Australia, Canada and Denmark, worth a total of more than €28m (US$38m).
The Canadian order – from St. Lawrence Seaway is the largest order for the technology to date and will see the company manufacture and deliver 39 MM400L units for 13 locks and the related rail structures on which they will be mounted. Deliveries are expected to run until the end of 2016 and the company’s engineers will oversee delivery, installation and commissioning.
Bruce Hodgson, director market development for St. Lawrence, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming more Seaway-sized vessels from the world’s fleet, as vessel operators will no longer need to equip their ships with certain Seaway-specific fittings. It carries the prospect of bringing more tonnage into our locks.”