Wreckremoval of the New Flame

Market: Salvage
Scope of work:
Lifting, wreck remowal of New Flame
Europoint, Gibraltar
May 2009

In 2009 Scaldis designed, engineered and fabricated a lifting arrangement for the removal of the stern section including the main engine of the New Flame bulkcarrier which sunk near the rock of Gibraltar.

The section was first rigged with messenger wires assisted by ROV and divers. The rigging, including heavy chain and slings, was installed after the arrival of HLV Rambiz. The chains and the messenger wires pulled the section into the correct position. The 2850 ton stern section was lifted, stabilised and moved, suspended from Rambiz cranes to the port of Gibraltar before being lifted onto a pontoon for further transport to the scrapyard.