TTS Ships Equipment has won a record-breaking contract with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan.
The contract comprises cargo access equipment to the world’s largest RoRo vessels, which will be built in Nagasaki for Wallenius Lines and Wilh. Wilhelmsen. The four giant vessels will be delivered in 2011 and 2012.
‘We are very pleased. This is by far our largest order ever, hence a very nice way of celebrating our 25 year anniversary,’ says Stellan Bernsro, managing director of TTS Ships Equipment.
The new generation ro/ro carrier has a length over all (LOA) of 265 metres and a cargo volume of 138,000 cubic metres, divided in ten decks of which three are hoistable. All four vessels will be employed by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), a joint venture between Wallenius Lines and Wilh. Wilhelmsen.
TTS Ships Equipment will design and deliver a massive 3,000 tonnes of cargo access equipment for each RoRo vessel.
‘This is several times more than our typical order. But this contract is not just about massive size and weight. Several details have new, innovative design. This includes lightweight hoistable car decks, electric instead of hydraulic operation as well as radio remote controlled deck and ramp operation,’ says Nils O Ericsson, sales director at TTS Ships Equipment.
During its first 25 years, TTS Ships Equipment AB has developed into a major player when it comes to design and supply of cargo access equipment to the world’s dry cargo fleet, focusing on RoRo applications.
‘We are presently working on several contracts, including a series of 10 car carriers for Wallenius Lines and Wilh. Wilhelmsen. The new contract confirms that our strong brand and vast knowledge puts us in pole position in the quest for the most challenging orders in the future too,’ says Stellan Bernsro.