Last Updated: Tuesday 11 May 2010
By the millennium it was recognized that if renewable targets were to be met globally then the offshore wind industry would have to make a significant contribution to these targets.
As far back as 1999 concepts were being evaluated to find the best solution for installing offshore wind projects on a large scale. The original team who worked on this project still think that that a transport and installation solution is the way forward, hence the name TIV which stands for Transport and Installation Vessel.
The MPI Resolution was designed and constructed as a TIV, starting February 2001, leaving the Chinese shipyard in October 2003 and being ready for service in European waters in early 2004.
Costing approx $75m to build, MPI Resolution honours the memory of Captain James Cook, a world-renowned explorer and an innovative navigator. Cook was born and grew up locally and sailed on his world voyages from the port of Whitby, which lies a few miles south of Middlesbrough. He was Master of the Resolution on his second expedition in search of the 'Southern Land', south of the Cape towards the South Pole.
On the 31st of March 2006 the MPI Resolution and associated equipment became a part of a Company jointly owned by the Vroon Group BV and the original management team.
MPI Resolution has performed so well that the decision to order two further vessels was made in 2008, with deliveries scheduled for 2010 and 2011. The names of these vessels again carry Cooks Commissions, namely Adventure and Discovery.
24-04-2013 - MPI Resolution awarded GeoSea Charter Party Wednesday 24 April 2013
MPI Offshore is pleased to announce the award of a charter party in respect of MPI Resolution by GeoSea N.V., subsidiary of the Belgian based DEME Group.READ MORE
22-04-2013 Day One of the E.ON Journey Monday 22 April 2013
In June 2011, E.ON and MPI entered into a long-term partnership for a six-year charter of MPI Discovery. Nearly two years later, 28 March 2013 marked the first day of the charter period.READ MORE
11-03-2013 - MPI Adventure awarded Trianel Wind Farm Borkum Charter Party Monday 11 March 2013
MPI Offshore is pleased to announce the award of a charter party in respect of MPI Adventure by Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum GmbH & Co. KG for the installation of wind turbine generators on the Trianel Borkum Offshore Wind Farm situated off the Northern Coast of Germany.READ MORE
05-08-2009 - Thanet Offshore Wind Farm
Wednesday 5 August 2009
During December 2008 MPI Offshore finalized a Third Party charter to take MPI Resolution to assist with the construction of the foundations for the Thanet Offshore Wind Farm, now owned by Vattenfall, the Swedish/German Utility.READ MORE