MacGregor to supply hose cranes for LNG bunkering barge
(SINGAPORE) — MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an order from Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Wisconsin to supply two fixed-boom cranes that will handle the hoses on a new 5,400-cubic-meter liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker barge currently under construction and with an estimated delivery by the end of 2021.
The order was booked into Cargotec’s third quarter of 2020 order intake.
The MacGregor Rapp HP63-13F cranes will handle the hoses that transfer LNG from the barge to the LNG-powered vessel during bunkering operations. The hoses will be 63 feet long and designed to handle 6,500 pounds at 42 feet and 1,000 pounds at 63 feet.
This will be the first pair of MacGregor cranes to be delivered for an LNG bunkering application. The barge is being built for Polaris New Energy, a subsidiary of Northstar Midstream. The home port will be Jacksonville, Fla., and operations will service customers along the Florida coast.