Electric cranes

MacGregor has delivered more than 600 electric cranes since 2007, with electric motor and drive system technology evolving significantly during this time. These developments have enabled the winch design, motor efficiency and cooling system to be further improved. As a result, the next generation electric crane is 15% more efficient than the first generation and up to 50% more efficient compared to the traditional closed-loop hydraulic design.

Electric drives are available for all merchant cranes in the MacGregor portfolio, including port, bulker, container, multi-purpose, and heavy lift cranes. 


New heavy lift crane

New heavy lift crane offers multiple benefits to shipbuilders, owners and operators:

  • Potential savings in capital expenditure through reduced generator size
  • Smaller electric cables and no oil filling
  • Superior cargo handling efficiency due to higher speeds and precision control, reducing time in port
  • Increased operator & crew comfort though significantly reduced noise levels
  • Lower maintenance costs without the need to change oil, oil filters, and hoses 
  • A sustainable choice that removes the risk of oil leakage
  • Up to SWL 1,000T

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MacGregor’s electric solutions improve sustainability and profitability

MacGregor is committed to the provision of solutions that are increasingly environmentally sustainable through the electrification of our portfolio, responsive global services and the development of innovative digital services that support our customers’ business activities and growth objectives.

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