MacGregor to supply deck machinery for T-ATS vessels

28 July 2020 (Last Updated July 28th, 2020 12:20)

Cargotec subsidiary MacGregor has won an order to provide deck machinery and handling solutions for two US Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA) towing, salvage and rescue ships (T-ATS) class vessels.

MacGregor to supply deck machinery for T-ATS vessels
MacGregor will provide deck handling solutions for two US NAVSEA’s T-ATS class vessels. Credit: NAVSEA command and Gulf Island Shipyard.

Cargotec subsidiary MacGregor has won an order to provide deck machinery and handling solutions for two US Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA) towing, salvage and rescue ships (T-ATS) class vessels.

These vessels are to be constructed by Gulf Island Fabrication’s subsidiary Gulf Island Shipyards.

Under the contract, MacGregor will be responsible for the supply of deck machinery, a towing winch, traction winch, shark jaws, towing pins/pop-up pins, stern roller, offshore crane, and other accessories.

The order was booked by Cargotec into its second quarter order intake.

Delivery under the contract is planned to commence in the last quarter of next year and will continue through to the first quarter of 2022.

This contract marks the fourth and fifth shipsets for the T-ATS class vessels.

MacGregor Offshore Solutions Division head Leif Bystrøm said: “This new order further confirms MacGregor’s position as a trusted provider of solutions for naval logistic vessels, with equipment installed on a broad spectrum of ship types.”

The US Navy plans to deploy the T-ATS class vessels for global service, including open-ocean towing, supporting salvage operations, and submarine rescue missions.

In July last year, MacGregor received a contract from Gulf Island Shipyards to supply deck machinery equipment for two new US NAVSEA T-ATS.

In the same year, Gulf Island Shipyards received a contract to build two additional T-ATS-class vessels for the US Navy.

The original contract included a total of seven options for additional vessels. The company was to build two new T-ATS-class vessels at its facility in the US.