MPI Offshore is pleased to announce that earlier this week wind-turbine-installation vessel MPI Adventure installed the final blade of the 80-turbine Amrumbank West Offshore Wind Farm.
This operation formed part of an ongoing, long-term charter-party agreement with E.On and followed the successful monopile-foundation-installation campaign undertaken by another of the company’s WTIVs, MPI Discovery. After mobilisation and preparation of MPI Adventure in January this year, installation of the Siemens 3.6MW turbines commenced in February, with the vessels operating in water depths of approximately 25m.
MPI Offshore’s constant involvement in engineering and installation works for the E.On spread of projects has provided the client flexibility on vessel availability and cost savings due to the innovative multi-functional sea fastenings and construction tools which have been used on E.On’s Karehamn, Humber Gateway and Amrumbank projects over the previous three years.
MPI Adventure will shortly return to the Tees Base in the North East of UK, a facility that is becoming something of an offshore-wind hub. After her demobilisation from turbine-installation duties she will return to sea in October for her next project of decommissioning works.
The Amrumbank West Offshore Wind Farm is situated approximately 35 km north of Helgoland and 37 km west of Amrum in the German Exclusive Economic Zone of the North Sea. When fully operational later this year, Amrumbank West will have an annual capacity of 288 megawatts, enough to power 300,000 households.
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