Orion Joins the DEME Fleet - Gallery – Heavy Lift News
2 May 2022

Orion Joins the DEME Fleet – Gallery

The revolutionary offshore installation vessel ‘Orion’ officially joined the DEME fleet on Friday last week.


Courtesy of DEME


At the naming ceremony in Vlissingen the vessel’s godmother, Mrs Amélie Michel, the wife of Mr Charles Michel, President of the European Council, cut the ribbon and wished ‘Orion’ and the crew a safe journey.

‘Orion’ is equipped with a powerful, 5,000t Liebherr HLC 295000 crane and is designed to handle the enormous turbines and foundations of the future. With a total installed power of 44,180 kW and at 216.5 m long, the vessel has a large unobstructed deck and a deadweight that has been maximised so it can handle the heaviest components. A vessel like ‘Orion’ has never been seen before.

‘Orion’ will shortly set sail for its first project in Germany, where XL foundations will be installed at the Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm. This will be followed by a decommissioning project in the UK. ‘Orion’ will also be deployed for the installation of 176 foundations at the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Farm in the US, one of the largest offshore wind developments in the world.

Second from right: the Captain of the Orion, Jorg Eden, on the bridge of the Orion with Orion’s officers

courtesy of DEME

Source  DEME and HLN





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