MPI Workboats commence contract with Statoil


We are pleased to announce that MPI Workboats has been awarded two long-term contracts with Statoil on the Dudgeon Offshore Windfarm. MPI Napoleon and MPI Snowball will be providing crew-transfer support, with the first vessel having commenced her 18-month contract earlier this month. The second vessel will start a three-year contact later in 2016.

The Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm is an exciting GBP 1.5 billion project that will harness offshore wind to power more than 410,000 UK homes. This 402MW offshore wind farm, to be located some 20 miles off the North Norfolk coast, will be developed and operated by Statoil and should start generating electricity in early 2017.

Contracts were signed in a ceremony held in Bergen, Norway last month, which was attended by MPI Workboats’ General Manager, Leslie Robertson.

The newest additions to the Workboats fleet, BV-Class 22m vessels MPI Snowball and MPI Napoleon, are excellent, all-round vessels. This versatility, combined with the positive and flexible attitude of our MPIW Team, were major factors in securing these contracts.

We are confident our vessels will provide a valuable contribution to the project and wish both vessels and their crews safe and successful operations.

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Note to editors:
Vroon’s activities in the wind offshore-support sector operate under the MPI banner. MPI is active in the offshore wind-turbine-installation and -maintenance markets with a range of vessels, equipment and service offerings.

MPI Offshore, based in Stokesley (UK) and Breskens (the Netherlands), has been pioneering the offshore wind-turbine-installation business since 2003, when the first dedicated wind-turbine-installation vessel, MPI Resolution, was delivered. During the past 12 years MPI has been involved in numerous windfarm construction projects in nearly all countries around the North and Baltic Seas.
MPI operates four dedicated wind-turbine-installation vessels, as well as a fleet of 14 workboats. In addition, MPI provides a range of engineering, consulting, manpower and equipment rental services.

MPI Workboats Ltd., located in Stokesley (UK), operates a fleet of 14 specialised workboats in various sizes, configured for crew transfers and survey duties, including subsea-support duties.
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MPI is a subsidiary of Vroon Group, a Dutch-based, diversified ship-owning group with an extensive North Sea offshore fleet. For more details please visit:

For additional information on this release, please contact:

Name: Leslie Robertson
Title:   General Manager, MPI Workboats Ltd.
T:        +44 (0)1642 742 222

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