The MPI Adventure arrived at the U.K.’s Port of Hartlepool in late December to commence work on the Teesside Offshore Windfarm Project. This Port was appointed as the main construction logistics hub for its ability to handle the industry class vessels required to service this size and scale of offshore wind project.
The project, developed by EDF Energy Renewables, requires the MPI Adventure to transport 27 turbines, in particular the towers, Nacelles and blades, out to sea, some 1.5km off the shore.
More than100 people are involved in the offshore construction program, operating out of the project supply base established at Hartlepool.
“EDF is pleased to welcome the MPI Adventure to the project,” said Tim Bland, EDF project manager. “The vessel is much more weather tolerant than the vessel previously engaged for this work and we believe this offers the best opportunity to complete the build of the offshore wind turbines over the winter period.”