MacGregor deck machinery delivers improved performance capabilities to eight new tugboats

05 December 2018 – MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received deck machinery orders for four escort and four harbour tugboats from Cheoy Lee Shipyards Ltd in Hong Kong. The MacGregor winches have been specifically designed to maximise vessel performance by minimising equipment weight. The orders were booked into Cargotec’s fourth quarter 2018 order intake, with equipment deliveries planned on a rolling schedule commencing in the second quarter of 2019 through to the end of the third quarter.

MacGregor understands that detailed consideration of vessel operation and design is key to providing an optimum solution

The 32m tugs will operate in India, Southeast Asia and other regions around the world with MacGregor supplying compact and high-performance escort winches, anchor windlasses, towing winches, hydraulic power packs and power take-off (PTO) systems.

“We understand that detailed consideration of vessel operation and design is key to providing an optimum solution,” says Høye Høyesen, Vice President, Advanced Offshore Solutions, MacGregor. “For this reason, we work closely with ship designers and shipyards to provide solutions that fully meet customer requirements.”

“Our deck handling solution uses a simplified structural design to reduce winch weights and improve control panel construction,” explains Terry Onn, Senior Manager, Sales and Marketing, MacGregor. “The reduced weight and dimensions of the winch deliver a ten percent increase in vessel speed during forward tows, offering a considerable operational advantage to the customer.”

“Our track record in delivering safe and efficient equipment was an influential factor in securing these contracts. MacGregor has a long and successful relationship with Cheoy Lee Shipyards, supplying numerous systems over the years. We are very happy to be the customer’s preferred choice for deck machinery systems, strengthening our position as a market leader in this segment.”


For more information please contact:

Høye Høyesen, Vice President
Advanced Offshore Solutions, MacGregor 
Tel: +47 907 61 098


Robin Thuillier, Director
Communications, MacGregor 

Tel. +65 9730 4301,


MacGregor is a leader in intelligent maritime cargo and load handling with a strong portfolio of MacGregor, Hatlapa, Porsgrunn, Pusnes, Rapp Marine and Triplex products, services and solutions.

Shipbuilders, shipowners and operators are able to optimise the lifetime profitability, safety, reliability and environmental sustainability of their operations by working in close cooperation with MacGregor.

MacGregor is part of Cargotec. Cargotec’s (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2017 totalled approximately EUR 3.2 billion and it employs over 11,000 people worldwide.