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Preparations for the repair of the Liebherr crane with a lifting capacity of 5,000 tons, which was damaged during the tests on the new offshore installation vessel Orion, are in progress.

In May, the tests were carried out with the Super Heavy Lift HLC 295000 double lattice mast crane on the Orion ship. However, it suddenly stopped when the crane’s hook broke and threw the crane boom backwards. You can find all the details in our story Here.

The repairs in the port of Rostock, Germany, will be completed in 2021, Liebherr said. First, the international heavy load specialist Sarens was commissioned to recover the damaged components of the HLC 295000. First, the damaged crane is secured on the ship so that it can be moved to another berth.

The components are then recovered prior to dismantling the crane. Both the 145-meter-long lattice masts and parts of the A-frame will be completely replaced by new components, said Liebherr.

β€œIn times like these, partnerships show how well they work,” says Leopold Berthold, Managing Director of Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock. Although the events around May 2, 2020 hit us, we are convinced of the high quality of our products. We will therefore convert the HLC 295000 and successfully complete this project together with our partners. “