PPG China Complete Recovery of Derailment Incident for MTR Corporation

PPG China Complete Recovery of Derailment Incident for MTR Corporation.

 

Wangfoong Global Logistics were recently contracted for the recovery of 3 derailed Trains (each L25m / 40 tonnes). The incident occurred on 17 September 2019.

Scope of works:

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Assist in rescue and repositioning of 3 derailed units during morning office hours.

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Arrange with Road Management Office (RMO) of Hong Kong Police Force for urgent escort arrangements to mobilize Liebherr 500t Telescopic Mobile Cranes to incident site.

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Provision of heavy lift equipment including 500t Telescopic Mobile Crane with telescopic boom of fly-jib extension, 135t counterbalance each, lifting tools and a number of trucks with crane attachments.

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Provision of two units of 500t Telescopic Mobile Cranes to execute the lifting at the site

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Provide full professional team with team leader, experienced signalman, and riggering team

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Reposition three units of derailed trains in daytime until midnight, in order to clear the site and resume normal train services

Escorting service within whole routing and incident areas

Most challenging was coordination with different authorities within short period of time to get green lights and be ready with full team and mobilise necessary equipment for the rescue during morning rush hours. Wangfoong managed to provide a lifting method on site, supervise the entire recovery operation and avoid overhead cables and gantry, perform smooth lifting for the derailed trains with tandem liftings using two units of 500t mobile cranes and team. After more than 17 hours of rescue, the three derailed trains were put back onto the tracks, and parts of the train services resumed after the incident.