After the accident with its 5000-tonne crane during the load test in May 2020, DEME’s new offshore installation vessel Orion 1 as well as its crane suffered considerable damage. In September, Liebherr stated it would repair the crane. It has now been revealed...
Offshore Heavy Transport’s (OHT) new heavy-lift vessel Alfa Lift has been launched at the China Merchants Heavy Industry shipyard in Jiangsu. The preparations to install the vessel’s 3000-tonne main crane are now in full swing. The specialist vessel, which...
Crane manufacturer Liebherr has developed a system that allows crane drivers to operate two cranes as one. It’s similar to platooning in transport, but unlike the follower trucks, the follower crane does not just simply follow its leader. It can calculate what to do...
SWZ|Maritime’s offshore expert Björn von Ubisch has analysed the crane accident with DEME’s new offshore vessel Orion. His conclusion: ‘the ship could handle the “whiplash” effect, but the crane could not.’ In the meantime, Liebherr has...
Liebherr has developed a remote service tool for crawler cranes, deep foundation equipment and maritime cranes. The app allows operators to share visual information, resulting in faster and easier troubleshooting. As part of a test, all customers will have free access...
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