Wind turbine installation vessel, MPI Adventure, installed the final blade of the 80-turbine Amrumbank West Offshore Wind Farm earlier this week.
This operation formed part of an ongoing, long-term charter-party agreement with E.On and followed a foundation installation campaign undertaken by another of the company’s WTIVs, MPI Discovery. After mobilisation and preparation of MPI Adventure in January this year, installation of the Siemens 3.6MW turbines commenced in February, with the vessels operating in water depths of approximately 25m.
MPI Adventure will shortly return to the Tees Base in the North East of UK. After her demobilisation from turbine-installation duties she will return to sea in October for her next project of decommissioning works.
The Amrumbank West Offshore Wind Farm is situated approximately 35 km north of Helgoland and 37 km west of Amrum in the German Exclusive Economic Zone of the North Sea. When fully operational later this year, Amrumbank West will have an annual capacity of 288 megawatts, enough to power 300,000 households.