The order consists of design and complete hardware, including stern ramps, ramp covers and hoistable car decks, access ramps, and rampway doors.
In addition, MacGregor engineers will provide support and supervision during the installation at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD), which puts together the two freighters.
The vessels, each offering 8,000 lane metres of capacity, are scheduled for deliveries in Q4 2024 and Q2 2025, respectively.
"The order was trusted to MacGregor thanks to its long-term relationships with Cobelfret CLdN and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard. Another important reason for the customer to choose MacGregor as the supplier was its strong local presence in South Korea enabling effective and professional capabilities of solving challenges during the project contracting period. Also, MacGregor's aftersales strong offering was a positive factor in customers' decision-making," said the manufacturer in a press release.
Gary Walker, CLdN's COO Shipping, commented, "We are pleased to continue our collaboration with MacGregor for our latest new building projects at HMD. We chose MacGregor as the supplier for the ro-ro equipment due to the quality of their products, their extensive experience, and their track record of successfully delivering projects. Together we have been able to design an efficient and flexible cargo layout that will assist CLdN in fulfilling our ambitions as one of the leading short sea ro-ro operators in Northern and Western Europe."
Magnus Sjöberg, SVP, Merchant Solutions, MacGregor, also said, "I am very proud of the relationship that we have established with both CLdN and HMD and of our team succeeding in delivering previous and ongoing projects. Due to those successes, we were able to secure yet another order. We are determined to be a reliable partner with our delivery process and build our relationship even further. We are very glad to support CLdN's sustainable and reliable short-sea operations with our ro-ro equipment."