Orion heavy lifting crane collapses – Video

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A heavy lifting crane installed on the offshore installation vessel Orion collapsed while undergoing load tests at the Liebherr construction site in Rostock, Germany.

Source: YouTube / Screenshot

The Orion is under construction and owned by COSCO (QIDONG) OFFSHORE CO., LTD.

COSCO is expected to deliver the DP3 to DEME NV in the second half of May.

Several people were reportedly slightly injured in the incident, DEME said.

Orion arrived in Rostock to have the Liebherr HLC 295000 crane installed in November 2019. The crane was installed in late February.

The crane suffered significant damage. The extent of the crane and ship damage will be investigated in the coming days and weeks, according to DEME.

Upon delivery, Orion was scheduled to travel to Scotland to begin installing sheath foundations on the 950 MW Moray East offshore wind farm.

Here you can see the video of the crane collapse.

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