MacGregor-Navire Wins Contracts For RO/RO Ramps In U.K. And India

MacGregor-Navire (MGN) has won the contract to supply the burgeoning port of Plymouth with an additional link span. To be installed at the Millbay Docks early in 1986, this second RO/RO berthing facility will satisfy not only current growing demand on the port from both tourist and commercial traffic, but will also enable Plymouth to bid for handling of the extra trade generated by the advent of Spain into the EEC.

The link span, which is designed to receive the stern or bow ramps of freight or passenger ferries drawing 26 feet and up to 590 feet long, will be sited at the port's West Wharf, Outer Basin, parallel with the existing link span.

MGN also has secured an order to supply a link span of the floating, portable type to the Bombay Port Trust, the first facility of its kind in India. Due for delivery by mid-1986, the RO/RO facility will fill a longfelt need. Its installation had been urged by the Indian Oil & Natural Gas Commission and the Mogul Line Shipping Company, though its presence is expected to stimulate use by others.

The Bombay unit is designed to service axial-ramped ships having beams of 52 Vi to 82 feet and threshold heights that may vary from 5 to 11V2 feet. It is designed to cope with tidal variations of almost 14 feet at its designated site, the Ferry Wharf in Bombay Harbour.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 42,  Nov 1985

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