“The MoorMaster™ system is the only proven and widely used automated mooring technology available in the world today and we’re delighted to have been selected for this key project,” says Patrick Mares, President Cavotec Ports & Maritime in a Cavotec press release.
“Our customer has chosen MoorMaster™ as the best technology to improve their operational efficiency while also improving safety and sustainability,” Mares adds.
Cavotec will design, supply, commission and service a multi-unit MoorMaster™ automated mooring system at the Viking Line berth at the Port of Turku, southwest Finland.
The system will moor the 218 metre-long passenger and vehicle ferries Grace, and the new-build Glory. Grace entered service in 2013, and Glory is scheduled to make its maiden voyage in 2021.
A similar MoorMaster™ system was installed at the Port of Helsinki in 2016. Since then, the system has performed some 5,000 moorings to date.
MoorMaster™ improves safety, reduces environmental impact, and substantially increases operational efficiency by removing conventional mooring lines from the mooring process. This dramatically reduces mooring times, vessel motion, fuel consumption and emissions.
More than 80 MoorMaster™ systems have performed some 500,000 moorings at ferry, bulk and container handling ports, as well as lock and ship-to-ship applications worldwide.
Twenty years after the first system entered service, MoorMaster™ is still the only established automated mooring technology on the market. With its key patents and optimized hydraulics, the system offers superior performance to that claimed by any other system on the market, while maintaining low energy consumption.