Dropfall Incident on Heerema’s Aegir off Taiwan
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.
The piling frame and pin pile have only suffered minimal damage.
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.
Aegir is working on the 109.2 MW Changhua offshore wind project 8km off the Taiwan coast installing 21 jacket foundations.