During a heavy autumn storm in September 2018, the ship M/S Osfjord ran aground off the coast of Trøndelag in Norway. Several attempts to salvage the shipwreck were unsuccessful, as none of the used methods seemed to get the job done.
In a final attempt, the ship was to be cut into smaller pieces with a wire saw, so that parts of the wreck could be loaded onto a barge and brought ashore. The Norwegian company Kristiansand Bygg was awarded this contract. From the very beginning Kristiansand Bygg consulted TYROLIT, as the diamond tool manufacturer already had experience with similar projects. Due to the very bad weather forecast, however, the work had to be completed as quickly as possible.