|Cavotec secures automated mooring project with Rio Tinto subsidiary|
|Thursday, 20 May 2010 16:52|
Cavotec is to install eight vacuum-mooring units for Hammersley Iron, a subsidiary of Anglo-Australian mining group Rio Tinto, at the Dampier Fuel Wharf, located on the eastern end of the Parker Point ore wharf, in the in Port of Dampier, Western Australia.
“The Dampier Fuel Wharf project presents a challenging array of demands that the Cavotec team, in close coordination with the customer, are tackling. This flourishing joint effort marks a watershed in the continuing development of the MoorMaster technology,” said Cavotec MSL CEO, Ottonel Popesco.
MoorMaster is a vacuum-based automated mooring technology that moors vessels in seconds, eliminating the need for conventional mooring lines. The system counteracts vessel surge in port caused by changes in wave dynamics. The primary advantage MoorMaster offers over traditional mooring techniques is enhanced safety for shore-side personnel and ship crews.
The Port of Dampier units will be rail-mounted and integrated into the face of the berth. Each unit will have a capacity of 20 tonnes, and will be able to complete vessel mooring in less than 30 seconds and disengage in less than 10 seconds.
For further information contact:Cavotec MSL Web: www.cavotec.com
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