Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 23 September 2020 – Van Oord’s Deep Dig-It trencher crossed the busy shipping route Rotterdam Maasmond successfully and is on its way to offshore Alpha jacket in the Hollandse Kust (zuid) wind farm area. TenneT is building the Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore grid to connect new offshore wind farms. 4 cables will have to be buried into the North Sea seabed for this purpose. For the first 10 kilometres of the cable route, these cables will have to be buried more than 5 metres into the seabed in order to cross the busy shipping route Rotterdam Maasmond.
Following successful support activities for export cable installation works in the Netherlands, MPI Resolution has sailed to the Irish Sea and is currently moored in the Port of Holyhead in preparations for work at various offshore wind farms.
The work carried out by the MPI Resolution at the London Array offshore wind farm in the United Kingdom was carried out at the customer’s satisfaction.
Energi Coast is the North East of England’s Offshore Wind Cluster. MPI Offshore is active member of this cluster.
Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 23 August 2019 - Offshore installation vessel MPI Resolution recently started its work for the Prinses Amaliawindpark in the Netherlands. MPI Offshore, a subsidiary of Van Oord, has been contracted to repair and upgrade all of the blades for 29 of the 60 turbines in the offshore wind farm.
The offshore wind farm is situated approximately 23 kilometres off IJmuiden, the Netherlands, in water depths between 20 to 24 metres. Offshore installation and maintenance vessel MPI Resolution took care of the exchange of a gearbox at one of the turbines. By completing this work, the offshore wind farm can continue providing sustainable 120MW of energy, sufficient to power 125,000 households.
Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 2 October 2018 – Van Oord completed the acquisition of MPI Offshore, a specialist offshore wind installation contractor, from Vroon Group. By acquiring MPI Offshore, Van Oord will further strengthen its global wind organisation and in particular its position in the UK wind market.