Double contract wins for control systems manufacturer

17 August 2012

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A global power transmission, distribution and control systems technology manufacturer has recently won two significant contracts in a Mediterranean sea port and the US.

Cavotec has received an order to supply 18 MoorMaster automated mooring units for a sea port in addition to an order for ATEX compliant radio remote control units from an American supplier for a land-based energy application.

Ten explosion-proof remote controls will be delivered for the operation of winch control systems on land rigs. "This project is especially significant because we successfully secured the order despite some intense local competition," commented Cavotec president Mike Larkin.

The firm will also engineer, manufacture, install and commission 18 MoorMaster MM200C units for an exposed container berth on the Mediterranean Sea. Cavotec says mooring and vessel release times can be reduced to a matter of seconds by using these remote-controlled vacuum pads, which are normally either recessed in, or mounted on, the quayside.

Cavotec managing director for the Middle East, Juergen Strommer, said: "This exceptional order highlights the efficiency gains that MoorMaster provides to port operators and shipping lines, and is indicative of how the technology is rapidly being adopted across the maritime industry."