MacGregor automated mooring solution specified for the world's first autonomous and zero-emission container ship, Yara Birkeland

13.06.2019 klo 10:00 MacGregor automated mooring solution specified for the world's first autonomous and zero-emission container ship, Yara Birkeland


MacGregor, part of Cargotec, and Kongsberg Maritime have entered into an
agreement where MacGregor will deliver an automated mooring system for the
world's first autonomous container ship, Yara Birkeland. This will enable
mooring operations to be undertaken without human intervention and supports
effective operation of the fully electric, zero emission vessel.

The order was booked in Cargotec's 2018 fourth quarter order intake, with the
automated mooring system scheduled to be delivered during the second half of

"It is critical for Kongsberg to work with world-class partners and we are
therefore very pleased to specify the MacGregor automated mooring solution for
the Yara Birkeland container ship," says Bård Bjørløw, EVP Global Sales &
Marketing, Kongsberg Maritime.

"We worked very closely with Kongsberg to identify the most suitable mooring
solution and are proud to have developed an innovative, fully electrical system
which increases safety and eco-efficiency compared with conventional mooring
operations," says Høye Høyesen, Vice President, Advanced Offshore Solutions,

Kalmar, also part of Cargotec, previously announced that it will provide the
autonomous loading and unloading solution for Yara Birkeland, as well as
transportation between the fertiliser production facilities and the quay.

Yara Birkeland will reduce emissions and improve road safety by removing up to
40,000 truck journeys annually in a densely populated area of Norway. The
container ship will transport fertiliser from Yara's Porsgrunn plant via inland
waterways to the deep-sea ports of Larvik and Brevik, a journey of 31 nautical

For more information, please contact:
Høye Høyesen, Vice President, Advanced Offshore Solutions, MacGregor
tel. +47 907 61 098, hoye.hoyesen@macgregor.com

Robin Thuillier, Communications Director, MacGregor
tel. +65 9730 4301, robin.thuillier@macgregor.com

MacGregor is a leader in intelligent maritime cargo and load handling with a
strong portfolio of MacGregor, Hatlapa, Porsgrunn, Pusnes, Rapp and Triplex
products, services and solutions, all designed to perform with the sea.

Shipbuilders, shipowners and operators are able to optimise the lifetime
profitability, safety, reliability and environmental sustainability of their
operations by working in close cooperation with MacGregor. www.macgregor.com

MacGregor is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in
2018 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 12,000 people
worldwide. www.cargotec.com

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Source: Cargotec Corporation via GlobeNewswire