Published: 13 July 2018 13 July 2018
Jan De Nul Group and Vroon Group have signed agreements to transfer part of the offshore business of MPI to Jan De Nul Group. Vroon’s activities in the wind offshore-support sector operate under the MPI banner. The transfer includes ownership of the offshore jack-up crane vessel MPI Discovery together with its crew, as well as a number of MPI’s employees.
The jack-up vessel MPI Discovery was built in 2011 and was specifically designed to transport, lift and install offshore wind turbines and foundations. Key features on the MPI Discovery include a 1,000-tonnes main crane, plus a 50-tonnes auxiliary crane, a maximum operating depth of 40 metres, a deadweight of 6,000 tonnes, and accommodation for 112 persons. The vessel is 140 metres long and is equipped with six legs to lift itself above the sea level for stable working without the impact of waves.