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Tuesday, March 3, 2020 

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an order from VT Halter Marine to supply deck machinery and cargo handling equipment to the US Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter (PSC) programme.

Scope of supply comprises anchor windlass, mooring winches and capstans, main towing winch, offshore cranes, oceanographic winch, hanger overhead crane and cargo access equipment. The contract provides for two further options for delivery to a second PSC in 2025, and third vessel in late 2027.

“We are delighted to have been selected to supply the deck machinery and cargo handling solution for the Polar Security Cutter programme, with this important contract being testimony to MacGregor’s extensive experience in supplying polar icebreakers globally and our leading position in the supply and support of such solutions for naval logistic vessels,” said Leif Byström, Head of Offshore Solutions Division, MacGregor.

The PSC programme is planned to replace the USCG's existing fleet of icebreakers. The new fleet will enable missions in the Arctic region, including defence and readiness operations, research assignments, search, rescue and logistic support and vessel escort.

The PSC will provide accommodation for 186 crew, scientists and others as part of the mission packages, with a capability to break through t2m of ice and operate for 80 days without replenishment.

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