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Thursday, November 26, 2020 

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a five year OnWatch Scout Predict agreement with North Sea Shipping, with the system booked to start installation and testing on construction vessel ‘North Sea Giant’ during December and January 2021 in Norway.

OnWatch Scout is said to increase the flow of information and move support from a reactive to proactive mode, with operational data streamed directly from the vessel, monitored, analysed and used to provide guidance on performance. North Sea Shipping sees clear benefits in the OnWatch Scout Predict capability, including the use of machine learning models that, with time, will be able to detect potential problems and enable these to be addressed before they occur. The system will guide technical crew through troubleshooting measures and onboard repairs whilst North Sea Giant remains in operation.

Henning Revne, Technical Manager, North Sea Shipping, said: “It's all about capacity and operational uptime 24/7, and this technology will make a difference both for our clients and crew. We are very much looking forward to starting up in January 2021.”

“We are very pleased that our strong relationship with North Sea Shipping and their continuing trust in MacGregor’s service support capabilities has resulted in this OnWatch Scout agreement, which will further assist in optimising their daily operations," said John Carnall, SVP Global Services Division, MacGregor.

The large subsea construction vessel North Sea Giant is equipped with two MacGregor Active Heave Compensated (AHC) offshore cranes, SWL 50t and 400t, tonnes, and operates in the harsh environment of the North Sea.

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