Karara Mining Australia kiest voor de Cavotec MoorMaster 18 mei 2011

Karara Mining Australia kiest voor de Cavotec MoorMaster
Cavotec MoorMaster zorgt voor veiligheid en snelheid

Cavotec’s automated mooring technology, MoorMaster™, has been
selected by Australian mining company, Karara Mining Ltd., for use at their
dedicated iron ore handling facility at the Port of Geraldton in Western
“Safety and sea conditions are the two major considerations with this project;
issues that MoorMaster™ is uniquely equipped to handle. Cavotec looks forward
to working closely with Karara to ensure the successful execution of this project,”
says Cavotec CEO, Ottonel Popesco.
Karara Mining Ltd. has ordered 12 MoorMaster™ MM200D units, for use at their
dedicated bulk handling facility at the Port of Geraldton to minimise the serious
safety risk of mooring lines parting. All MoorMaster™ MM200D units are specially
designed for use at bulk terminals.
Situated some 400km north of Perth, the Port of Geraldton is one of Australia's
busiest regional ports. The Port has historically been one of Australia's larger
grain export ports and today, more than half the port’s exports are generated
from minerals and iron ore.
MoorMaster™ is a vacuum-based automated mooring technology that eliminates
the need for conventional mooring lines. Remote controlled vacuum pads
recessed in, or mounted on, the quayside, moor and release vessels in seconds.

The system offers improved safety, improved operational efficiency and the
potential for infrastructure savings.
MoorMaster™ is also in use at two other bulk handling applications in Western
Australia. Fourteen MoorMaster™ MM200B units have recently been
commissioned at the Port Hedland Port Authority, and Cavotec has recently
delivered eight MM200D units to Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Anglo-
Australian mining group Rio Tinto, for the Dampier Fuel Supply Wharf in the Port
of Dampier.
MoorMaster™ is an increasingly accepted and widely adopted technology that
has performed more than 40,000 mooring operations, with a 100% safety
record, at ferry, bulk handling, Ro-Ro, container and lock applications around the
For further details on this media release, contact Michael Scheepers, Group
Manager, Investor Relations & PR , at
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