Vroon sells MPI Offshore to Van Oord
Vroon Group has signed a letter of intent with Van Oord to sell MPI Offshore. Van Oord will take over the MPI organization in Stokesley, UK, and the vessels and crew of the MPI Adventure and MPI Resolution with associated contracts. The transaction is subject to approval of competition authorities and due diligence and expected to be closed by the end of September 2018. With this acquisition Van Oord will further strengthen its Wind organization in the UK market.
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 Breda (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 13 years MPI has been involved in numerous windfarm construction projects in nearly all countries around the North and Baltic Seas.
MPI operates three dedicated wind-turbine-installation vessels. In addition, MPI provides a range of engineering, consulting, manpower and equipment rental services.