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Orion I sits moored with the destroyed offshore crane at the Liebherr construction yard in Rostock, on May 4. Photographer: Bernd Wstneck/picture alliance via Getty Images

UK - Massive Crane Collapse Could Delay U.K. Offshore Wind Farms

A crane mounted on a ship made to construct wind farms at sea collapsed over weekend, potentially delaying some of the U.K.’s biggest renewable power projects.

A crane mounted on a ship made to construct wind farms at sea collapsed over weekend, potentially delaying some of the U.K.’s biggest renewable power projects.

As a result of the incident Engie SA and EDP Renovaveis SA’s 950-megawatt Moray East wind farm off the coast of Scotland is now facing potential delays.

The crane collapsed Saturday while it was being tested at the Liebherr construction yard in Rostock, a port city in Germany, DEME said in a statement. The crane was trying to lift a roughly 2,000 ton barge out of the water in the harbor when the lifting device broke.

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