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MSC and Samsung Heavy Industries select Cavotec’s shore power systems

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Cavotec claims its cleantech systems are enabling the modernisation and decarbonisation of the global ports and shipping sector.

SWITZERLAND : The Swiss cleantech company, Cavotec has won a series of orders in the second quarter with a total value of €5 million (US$6.1 million) to equip the world’s largest new-build container ships with ShorePower systems.

The majority of orders, according to a company’s statement, are for new-build container vessels for Cavotec’s compatriot international shipping line Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and for Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), one of the world’s largest ship builders.

Cavotec will supply PowerAMPReels for MSC, SHI and a number of other customers and the majority of the systems will be fitted to new-build container ships with a capacity of 24,000TEU.

Cavoted said its PowerAMPReels systems include weather-proof enclosures, while on each vessel, one ShorePower system will be installed on the port side and one on the starboard side to enable fast and safe connection to shoreside electricity in every port where available.

“With these orders, MSC and SHI are demonstrating their trust in Cavotec’s innovative ShorePower systems, Cavotec’s global footprint, and our capacity to provide comprehensive local support throughout design, installation, and commissioning,” said Cavotec.

This series of orders are in addition to €3 million (US$3.66 million) in orders already secured in the first quarter.

“We’re proud to support the world’s major container shipping lines in their journey towards sustainable operations. As the leading supplier of shore power systems, Cavotec is trusted to provide worldwide connection compatibility for vessels using shoreside power supply,” commented Mikael Norin, Cavotec CEO.

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