Cavotec will supply automated vacuum mooring systems for ports in Australia and New Zealand, and automated electronic charging systems for the world’s first fleet of autonomous zero-emission battery-powered vessels in Norway. Automated mooring will maximize operational uptime, reduce infrastructure costs and improve safety, and automated electronic vessel recharging will significantly reduce environmental impact. These projects, with a combined order value of approximately 6.5 million euros, show a growing interest from maritime customers around the world in Cavotec solutions for profitable sustainability.
For the New Zealand port of Napier, Cavotec will design, supply and commission a multi-unit MoorMaster ™ system as part of an expansion project that includes a new wharf.
“Our investment in MoorMaster will maximize berth availability – the time vessels can spend loading and unloading at the new 6 Wharf. Without MoorMaster, we would need to invest in an expensive breakwater extension that still wouldn’t allow us to use the berth as many days per year as we want. In addition, MoorMaster will allow us to make the most of every minute the ships are docked. The system’s ability to reduce vessel movement will not only increase the rate of crates, but also allow us to safely handle larger vessels, even in adverse environmental conditions, including infragravity waves. We looked at all other mooring options, but ultimately chose MoorMaster based on performance demonstrated by rigorous modeling and supported by positive credentials, ”says Michel de Vos, Managing Director of Port Infrastructure Services from Napier.
In addition, Cavotec secured a second order for its new generation of MoorMaster, the NxG, which was launched in October. The order, for a Ro / Ro application in Australia, includes engineering, supply and commissioning.
“These two orders once again demonstrate the role MoorMaster will play in the port of the future. We have long seen the transformative benefits MoorMaster can have for the end-to-end marine supply chain, and with MoorMaster NxG – launched just a few weeks ago – the technology can now be easily introduced to many other ports around the world. the whole world ”, declares Patrick Mares, president of Cavotec Ports et Maritime.
Cavotec also received an order for the engineering, supply and commissioning of two automated charging systems for the world’s first zero-emission autonomous electric vessels. ASKO Maritime – the maritime arm of Norwegian food retailer ASKO – will introduce fully electric vessels to link two sites across the Oslo Fjord, replacing two million kilometers of truck transport and saving 5,000 tonnes of CO2 every year.
As announced in October, ASKO Maritime has also selected MoorMaster NxG to moor ships in port. This means that Cavotec will provide an integrated system to moor and load ships within seconds of arriving in port.
“It is a perfect example of how Cavotec provides the solutions of the future today. We could not be more proud to be a key factor in the evolution of the future of shipping and being an ASKO partner is a major first step, ”adds Mares.
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About MoorMaster ™
MoorMaster ™ eliminates the need for conventional mooring lines by replacing them with automated suction cups that moor and release vessels in seconds. Its patented Active Control ™ technology minimizes vessel movements, dramatically improving port productivity. Twenty years after the first system was put into service, MoorMaster is still the only vacuum mooring technology proven and widely used in bulk, container handling, lock, ro / ro and ship to ship applications. . Learn more at moormaster.com.
About automated electronic charging
Automated electronic recharging automates the connection of ships, cranes and other mobile equipment to electrical power. To learn more, visit cavotec.com/en/your-applications/ports-maritime/e-charging.