Published 2021-03-03 00:00:00
Alfa Lift is Launched and Prepares for Crane Installation

OHT’s new build vessel Alfa Lift has been floated-out from its dry dock at China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) shipyard in Jiangsu, China. The specialist heavy installation vessel, which is designed and built for installing the next generation XXL offshore wind foundations, was launched yesterday, Sunday 28th February.
The vessel will now be moored whilst work continues on the steel and internal fit-out, including the mechanical completion of systems.

Meanwhile, key elements of Alfa Lift’s major crane components have been completed in Rostock, Germany. The heavy lift crane’s slewing column and the A-frame are scheduled to leave Rostock in early March and will arrive in China in April where they will be installed.
Bjarne Birkeland, Head of Vessel Management for OHT said ‘The vessel construction has progressed well despite these challenging times. We would like to sincerely thank everyone at CMHI who have worked with us closely to ensure that we have met the float-out milestone in a safe and timely manner, with work having continued through the recent Chinese New Year period. We are also grateful for seeing the quality Liebherr 3000 tonne heavy Lift crane components being shipped from Liebherr’s facilities and look forward to seeing the crane installed on the vessel’.

Alfa Lift is Launched and Prepares for Crane Installation

OHT’s new build vessel Alfa Lift has been floated-out from its dry dock at China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) shipyard in Jiangsu, China. The specialist heavy installation vessel, which is designed and built for installing the next generation XXL offshore wind foundations, was launched yesterday, Sunday 28th February.

The vessel will now be moored whilst work continues on the steel and internal fit-out, including the mechanical completion of systems.

Meanwhile, key elements of Alfa Lift’s major crane components have been completed in Rostock, Germany. The heavy lift crane’s slewing column and the A-frame are scheduled to leave Rostock in early March and will arrive in China in April where they will be installed.

Bjarne Birkeland, Head of Vessel Management for OHT said ‘The vessel construction has progressed well despite these challenging times. We would like to sincerely thank everyone at CMHI who have worked with us closely to ensure that we have met the float-out milestone in a safe and timely manner, with work having continued through the recent Chinese New Year period. We are also grateful for seeing the quality Liebherr HLC 150000 3000 tonne heavy Lift crane components being shipped from Liebherr’s facilities and look forward to seeing the crane installed on the vessel’.
Alfa Lift is on schedule for delivery at the end of this year or early 2022.

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