MacGregor launches 1000 tonne electric HCE



MacGregor has launched a fully electrically driven heavy lift crane (HCE) with a lifting capacity up to SWL 1,000 tonnes.

The HCE is a result of combining MacGregor and NMF’s experience in the heavy lift industry.

“Key benefits are most clearly evident in the weight and drive system,” said MacGregor. “By combining NMF crane house design principles with MacGregor high tensile steel experience, the weight of the HCE is significantly reduced. This has a major advantage for the pedestal size and cargo capacity of the vessel.”

The MacGregor Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) system improves HCE efficiency by up to 50% compared to the traditional closed-loop hydraulic design. In addition, power consumption can be as much as 80% lower during standby time for lashing and securing.

Reliability and safety have also been improved through redundant power supply units, which enable high system availability and fault tolerance of critical components, and the use of additional brakes.

The HCE can be connected to the OnWatch Scout condition-based monitoring and predictive maintenance service, with the option to include several automation functionalities such as Auto-Drive and Auto-Tandem.