FibreMax has had the great opportunity to support Liebherr with another set of cables on the HLC295000 heavy-lift offshore crane. Due to the size of the project and cables, Fibremax is extra proud to be part of this. With a maximum lifting capacity of up to 5,000 tonnes and a maximum lifting height of 175 metres above deck, the HLC 295000 is the largest offshore crane Liebherr has ever manufactured.
With the installation of the largest monopiles ever produced in Europe and the lifting of a substation platform, the offshore installation vessel Orion, on which the heavy lift crane is mounted, has successfully completed its first two offshore missions in the wind energy sector. At the Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm in the German Baltic Sea, the HLC 295000 was used to install 28 monopile foundations. There, monopiles with lengths of up to 110 metres and a weight of up to 2,100 tonnes had to be moved and positioned for installation in the seabed Fibremax delivered several cables, made from Teijin Twaron, to Liebherr. All cables have a Minimum Break Load of 16.500 kN, whereby they are 85 % lighter than any other comparable steel products.
With the offshore crane HLC 295000 and its modern technologies, the Orion is currently considered the most innovative vessel in the offshore wind industry.