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MPI Adventure wind turbine installation vessel ready

MPI Adventure, a purpose-built jack-up vessel for wind turbine installation, has been completed at the Cosco Qidong Shipyard in China by MPI Offshore Ltd.

By Renewable Energy Focus staff

MPI Adventure is the first of two wind turbine installation vessels to be built at the shipyard. MPI Discovery is scheduled for delivery later this year, MPI Offshore says.

The jack-up vessels have been based on the MPI Resolution, which began operation in 2003.

The wind turbine installation vessels have 1000 tonnes main crane capacity and 50 tonnes auxiliary crane capacity. There is accommodation for 112 persons.

Maximum operating depth is 40 m and it can jack up with up to 6000 tonnes of cargo onboard.

MPI Adventure will be used to install the foundations for the London Array offshore wind farm in the UK.

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