Cavotec has secured several orders worth approximately US$10.9m (9m) to deliver its MoorMaster system to ferry ports across Norway. Around US$4.8m (4m) worth of the orders were booked in the fourth quarter of 2017. On completion of these projects, Cavotec will have equipped more than 40 e-ferry ports in Scandinavia. These projects demonstrate the unrivalled suitability of MoorMaster for e-ferry applications, and the importance of the technology for this rapidly growing segment in Norway and beyond, said Gustavo Miller, president of the ports and maritime division at Cavotec. Sofus Gedde-Dahl, sales director e-ferries at Cavotec, commented, MoorMaster is ideal for e-ferry applications because the units keep vessels in pre-programmed positions to maximise the amount of time available to charge ship battery units. The technology also reduces overall capex for operators, and delivers substantial operational and safety benefits. The rapid introduction of e-ferries in Norway has been the dominant driver for the wider adoption of MoorMaster in recent years, a development that we see being replicated in neighbouring markets such as Finland and Denmark.
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