Cavotec to deliver automated mooring system to Turku

Cavotec to deliver automated mooring system to Turku
The Cavotec automated mooring system will be used to improve the safety and efficiency of the ferries berthing at the Port of Turku, Finland

Cavotec has won another order for its automated mooring technology, MoorMaster, for a ferry berth at the Port of Turku in Finland. The system will be delivered in 2020.

MoorMaster improves safety, reduces environmental impact, and increases operational efficiency by removing conventional mooring lines from the mooring process. This significantly reduces mooring times, vessel motion, fuel consumption and emissions.

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 newbuild Glory. Grace entered service in 2013, and Glory is scheduled to make its maiden voyage in 2021.

“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,” said Patrick Mares, president Cavotec Ports & Maritime.

“Our customer has chosen MoorMaster as the best technology to improve their operational efficiency while also improving safety and sustainability,” continued Mr Mares.

A similar MoorMaster system was installed at the Port of Helsinki in 2016. Since then, the system has performed around 5,000 moorings to date.