The Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm has awarded a contract to MPI Workboats to supply three passenger transfer vessels [PTVs] and crews to transport its turbine technicians into the wind farm field to carry out the maintenance work which is essential to its the efficient operation.
The vessels, which will operate from the Outer Harbour at Wells-next-the-Sea in North Norfolk, are each capable of carrying 12 passengers, 3 crew members and two 10 foot equipment containers.
The company operates a fleet of purpose-built aluminium catamarans, and MPI Snowball, which has already arrived in Wells-next-the-Sea, will be joined by MPI Altisidora in April 2015 and MPI Lucinda in June 2015.
Commenting on the award of this charter contract to MPI Workboats, Bjørn Mo Østgren, the General Manager of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, said:
"MPI Workboats worked on the Sheringham Shoal site during the construction phase of the wind farm, and we are pleased to welcome the company back to work with us in our O&M phase."
The 317MW Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm comprises 88 wind turbines and is located between from 9-17 miles off the North Norfolk coast in the Greater Wash. Through Scria Offshore Energy Limited it is owned by two Norwegian companies, Statkraft and Statoil, and the UK's Green Investment Bank.
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