Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel MPI Resolution has commenced work for the Taranto offshore windfarm in Italy
The Taranto windfarm is located close to Taranto harbour in Italy and consists of 10 turbines. It will be the first offshore windfarm in the Mediterranean and will have a capacity of 30 MW.
MPI Resolution recently set sail to Italy to install the monopiles, secondary steel and the wind turbine generators.
The vessel mobilised in the Rotterdam area, taking a variety of equipment on board including a Menck hammer, sea fastening, an upending tool and lifting equipment.
Van Oord said the vessel is well-suited for work in the Mediterranean because it can operate in very shallow and deeper water locations.
During pile-driving activity, Van Oord will deploy its FaunaGuard system. This inhouse-developed acoustic system will deter dolphins from the site using underwater acoustics.
Van Oord signed a contract with Renexia SpA, a subsidiary of Toto Holding, to transport and install the foundations and turbines. The turbines will be provided by Ming Yang Smart Energy in China.
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