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Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel MPI Resolution will commence its work for the 30MW Taranto Offshore Wind Farm in Italy. The Taranto Offshore Wind Farm is located near the Taranto harbour in Italy and consists of 10 turbines.
 
This windfarm will be the first offshore wind farm in the Mediterranean Sea. The MPI Resolution will install the monopiles, secondary steel and the wind turbines generators. The vessel can handle both the very shallow and deeper water locations as water depths vary from 4 to 18 metres at the location. During the pile driving activities, Van Oord deploys its FaunaGuard system, an acoustic device which safely and temporarily deters dolphins by using special underwater acoustics. Van Oord signed a contract with Renexia a subsidiary of Toto Holding, for the transport and installation of the 10 foundations and turbines. The turbines will be provided by Ming Yang Smart Energy.
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