Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 1 April 2021 - Following the announcement that RWE has reached a financial investment decision for Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, Van Oord is pleased to confirm that it has been contracted for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the monopile foundations and array cables for this project. The 1.4 GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm is one of the world’s largest offshore wind projects.
Rhyl Flats Wind Farm Ltd in collaboration with RWE Renewables UK Ltd and MPI Offshore have just completed the exchange of a generator on the Siemens 3.6MW turbine at Rhyl Flats Windfarm in record time. Following the failure and subsequent investigation, the decision to exchange the generator was taken by RWE on Tuesday. 16th March 2021. MPI Offshore immediately mobilized their jack up vessel MPI Adventure in short notice and proceeded to the site on Thursday with the replacement generator on board. Following a successful exchange this morning, just 3 days from the decision to exchange, MPI Adventure has since jacked down and is returning to the Port of Larne to continue with O&M activities in the Irish Sea. The Service Technicians of RWE Renewables UK Ltd will continue to commission the generator and expect the turbine to return to full generation in record time by the close of the working day on Sunday 21st March 2021.
Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 22 February 2021 - Van Oord has been awarded a 4-year Operations & Maintenance (O&M) contract by Vattenfall. Working through its MPI Offshore organisation, Van Oord will provide jack-up and associated lifting services for main component exchanges across Vattenfall’s portfolio of offshore wind farms. The contract includes planned and unplanned maintenance campaigns for approximately 600 Vattenfall wind turbine generators (WTGs). The parties both have the option of extending the contract for another year.
Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 10 December 2020 - Van Oord has been selected by RWE as the preferred supplier for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the monopile foundations and array cables for Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, one of the world’s largest offshore wind projects.
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.