MPI Acquires RWE’s Victoria Mathias WTIV
MPI Offshore has acquired wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), Victoria Mathias, from RWE Innogy.
Built in 2011 the vessels is designed to transport, lift and install wind turbines and their foundations. Key features include a 1,000-tonne-capacity main crane, a maximum operating depth of 45 metres and the ability to jack with 4,350 tonnes of cargo on board.
In addition to the vessel itself, MPI has also purchased a range of installation equipment, including a pile hammer, pile gate, specialist lifting tackle and numerous vessel spares, all of which complement the ship’s operations.
Following closely in the traditions of the existing MPI fleet (MPI Resolution, MPI Adventure and MPI Discovery), Victoria Mathias will be renamed “MPI Enterprise” and will operate under the Dutch flag. The vessel has been delivered to MPI in early January 2015 and will continue her current charter at RWE Innogy’s offshore windfarm Nordsee Ost off the German coast.
Both partners have agreed confidentiality concerning the purchase price.