Liebherr has started preparations for the recovery of its HLC 295000 offshore crane on board the Orion ship, the hook of which was broken in May of this year. Several people were injured and the crane and ship were damaged Deck.

The repair project, which will be completed in the course of 2021, starts this month with crane rescue and steel construction work as the boom and parts of the A-frame will have to be made from scratch.

The recovery process is divided into three phases.

“Since the crane cannot be recovered directly on site, the scene of the accident must be adequately secured in the first phase in order to bring the ship safely to berth 25 in the international port of Rostock. In phase two, the unsafe components are to be recovered in order to ensure a controlled and safe dismantling of the crane in phase three, ”explained Liebherr.

The SARENS company was entrusted with the recovery of the damaged components of the crane.

Liebherr said that extensive repairs will be required in the coming months to get the heavy-duty crane back into operation, including the steel construction work.

The installation ship Orion ordered by DEME was originally intended to be used for the installation of the Moray East jacket. Due to the unfortunate event, the ship was replaced by Seajacks Scylla.