Heerema suffers dropfall incident off Taiwan

In: Vessels
On June 15, at 16.42 (local time), Heerema's Heavy Lift Vessel Aegir experienced a dropfall incident off the coast of Taiwan. There were no injuries as a result of the incident, and no environmental impact has occurred.

Heerema stated that the piling frame and pin pile have only suffered minimal damage, and the hammer has been retrieved and is back on
Aegir's deck. Work had just started on this project, and currently, foundation installation has been temporarily paused pending investigation. The exact cause of the incident is yet unknown and will be the subject of a thorough investigation.

The vessel was supporting foundation installation at the
Changhua Demonstration offshore wind farm. Located off the coast of Fangyuanin Central Western Taiwan, the project will feature 21 5.2 MW offshore wind turbines. The foundations and wind turbines are designed to withstand cyclonic waves and winds, and earthquakes.

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