Wooden Tower of the Crane, Gdansk

At VID FIREKILL, we take great pride in contributing to the protection of world heritage sites around the globe and we are therefore proud to have provided fire protection in partnership with Polish Supon S.A. for the Wooden Tower of the Crane at the National Maritime Museum in Gdansk. After many years of inadequate fire protection, the beloved landmark of Gdansk now has an automatic fire extinguishing system installed in the wooden part of the old port crane.


National Maritime Museum in Gdansk

Old crane, Gdansk

Why was a VID FIREKILL solution chosen?

The previous fire-protecting solution was ineffective due to a lack of water supply. Water mist had to be sourced from the mains since there was no space for a tank. The installation of a tested and approved system dedicated to the museum's specific risks was necessary. VID met all these requirements and offered a very competitive price.

Some specifics

The system features nozzles and pipes that are hidden. This not only helps to preserve the aesthetics of the beautiful building but also ensures that the system remains discreet and blends in with the structure.
The tower is an open structure, and the levels are not separated from each other, which means that a fire could easily spread between them. To address this, a zone installation was created where all six levels were treated as their own zone.
Shipyard Crane Gdansk
Shipyard Crane open levels
Shipyard Crane wheel
Shipyard Crane fire protected