MPI Offshore’s wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) MPI Resolution has been contracted by RWE for the removal of the IJmuiden Met Mast.
In 2011, RWE installed the 100m high met mast in waters up to about 26m, approximately 85 km off the Dutch coast. The mast was built on a monopile foundation consisting of a 65m steel tube with a diameter of almost 3.5m.
Its main purpose has been to gather meteorological data in preparation for the construction and operation of future wind farms in the ‘IJmuiden Ver’ wind farm area.
MPI Resolution will commence removal and disposal works in the course of 2016.
Built in 2003 as the world’s first purpose-built WTIV, MPI Resolution underwent an upgrade to full DP II classification in late 2015.