Ship shifted for repairs
The recovery and repair of the crane that collapsed on board the 'Orion 1' during lifting trials on May 2 were progressing at the Liebherr facilities in Rostock, where the crane’s auxiliary jib and the jib head have now been transferred. The company started working on getting the crane back into service in September, when the recovery project began. The steel construction work also kicked off then, since both the 142-metre-long crane jib and parts of the A-frame needed to be manufactured from scratch. The dismantling of the HLC 295000 crane was going according to plan at berth 25, with recovery work on the quayside in the Port of Rostock in full swing and the jib components successfully recovered as of Nov 11 by the Solutions, Projects & Engineering at SARENS, the company assigned with the salvage of the damaged components of the crane. In the next phase of the recovery, the 'Orion 1' will be moved to berth 15 in the port of Rostock for disassembly of the pivot piece and the A-frame. The TCC 78000 crane, which is permanently installed in the Port of Rostock, will be being used for the recovery of these large components. The same crane was used to assemble the HLC 295000 on board the vessel. The recovery work was expected to be completed by the end of 2020, while the repair project will be finished in the course of 2021. It remained unknown at this point whether the 'Orion 1' is planned to enter service immediately after the crane is fixed and ready for use. Before the crane collapse, the installation vessel was scheduled for delivery to DEME in the second half of that month and for mobilisation for the Moray East offshore wind farm shortly after.
12 injured in crane collapse
A Liebherr heavy-lift crane collapsed on the deck of the 'Orion I' on May 2, 2020, in Rostock. The vessel was contracted to work on Moray East Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland waters, she was to begin the works in about two weeks, after a final tests run in Rostock. The crane collapsed, the ship was damaged. and 12 people sustained injuries. After the crane barge was built in China, the crane was installed in Rostock at the Liebherr facility. Report and video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYu0f57XAz0&feature=emb_title https://vertikal.net/en/news/story/35316/5000-tonne-crane-collapses-during-testUpload News