MacGregor has secured contracts from Merkers Offshore for its new lattice boom cranes (LBC).

The company is part of Cargotec and procured the contract through Marine Commerce in Singapore.

Under the contract, four 20015-6045 LBC cranes will be installed on two offshore maintenance liftboats that are equipped with 80m jack-up legs.

Jiangsu Dajin Heavy Industries in China is constructing the jack-up legs.

"Regardless of performance requirements, offshore equipment must be rugged, safe and reliable, because the offshore industry goes about its business in some very challenging environments."

Delivery of the cranes is scheduled to take place during the third quarter of 2016.

MacGregor LBC sales and marketing director Mattias Sundström said: "We secured these orders as a result of MacGregor’s extensive offshore knowledge and our reputation for producing robust and reliable offshore equipment.

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"MacGregor’s long-standing relationship with Marine Commerce was also an important factor."

Each crane has been designed to meet the requirements of API-2C, and will have a SWL of 200t at 15m outreach, or 60t at 45m.

API-2C is in charge of the design and construction of offshore pedestal mounted cranes set-up on fixed or floating platform structures that work in drilling and production operations.

The LBC cranes have been developed by MacGregor following an increase in the offshore market.

MacGregor said that the cranes have the capacity to perform well in the harsh, corrosive conditions of the offshore industry.

Sundström added: "Regardless of performance requirements, offshore equipment must, above all, be rugged, safe and reliable, because the offshore industry goes about its business in some very challenging environments."