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ANOTHER ORDER FROM FINLAND FOR AUTOMATED MOORING SYSTEM

Monday, June 24, 2019 

Cavotec has won another order for its MoorMaster automated mooring technology for a ferry berth at the Port of Turku in Finland. The system will be delivered in 2020.

“The MoorMaster system is the only proven and widely used automated mooring technology available in the world today and we’re delighted to have been selected for this key project,” said Patrick Mares, President, Cavotec Ports & Maritime. “Our customer has chosen MoorMaster™ as the best technology to improve their operational efficiency while also improving safety and sustainability."

Cavotec will design, supply, commission and service the multi-unit automated mooring system at the Viking Line berth at the Port of Turku, southwest Finland. The system will moor the 218mpassenger and vehicle ferries Grace, and the new-build Glory. Grace entered service in 2013, and Glory is scheduled to make its maiden voyage in 2021.

A similar MoorMaster system was installed at the Port of Helsinki in 2016. Since then, the system has performed some 5,000 moorings to date.

MoorMaster is claimed to improve safety, reduce environmental impact, and increase operational efficiency by removing conventional mooring lines from the mooring process. This reduces mooring times, vessel motion, fuel consumption and emissions. More than 80 MoorMaster systems have performed some 500,000 moorings at ferry, bulk and container handling ports, as well as lock and ship-to-ship applications worldwide.

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