Wagenborg supports ship-dismantling project with lift of 2.500t
22 November 2019

Wagenborg supports ship-dismantling project with lift of 2.500t

Wagenborg was asked by a ship-dismantling company in Kampen, the Netherlands, to assist with her 300t floating crane Triton and Wagenborg Barge 1 to lift the ~2.500t weighing ex-fregat “Köln” from the water onto the quay side.

Wagenborg is active in heavy lifting and the salvage of objects. With her floating crane ‘Triton’ - with a lifting capacity of 300 tons – Wagenborg can make a difference during heavy lift projects or salvage operations. In combination with our tugs and barges, Wagenborg offers complete solutions. This proved once again in this special project.

In close cooperation with the other parties involved, the engineers of Wagenborg made lifting plans and performed the structural engineering for the execution of the lift. Together with a 450t sheerleg and two 600t mobile crawler cranes the lifting job had to be executed perfectly within the given time.

For this project, Wagenborg deployed Wagenborg Barge 1 with a lifting capacity of 2.400 tonnes. The pontoon was outfitted with three steel load spreading beams, ballast-pumps and auxiliary materials. This was needed to carry the aft of the fregat, which was the first part of the ship that was lifted out of the water.

Secondly, both floating cranes were positioned at the bow of the fregat and lifted her slightly out of the water. After turning the fregat, both crawler cranes were attached to the fregat’s bow. With the lifting capacity of the two floating cranes, the pontoon and both crawler cranes the bow of the fregat was put on the quay side. The bow was cut off, after which the final step was to lift the remaining fregat on the quay.

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