MPI Offshore übernimmt von RWE Innogy Windkraftanlagen-Installationsschiff

Rotorsterne an Bord des Installationsschiff "Victoria Mathias" / Pressebild: RWE
Rotorsterne an Bord des Installationsschiff “Victoria Mathias” / Pressebild: RWE

Das Windkraftanlagen-Installationsschiff “Victoria Mathias”, 2011 gebaute um Windenergieanlagen und Fundamente zu installieren wechselt den Besitzer.

Key Features sind ein 1.000-Tonnen-Kapazität Hauptkran, eine maximale Tauchtiefe von 45 Metern und die Möglichkeit, Steckfassung mit 4350 Tonnen Fracht an Bord zu nehmen.

MPI Offshore is pleased to announce the acquisition of Victoria Mathias from RWE Innogy. Victoria Mathias is a 2011-built wind-turbine-installation vessel, 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.

Victoria Mathias will bring valuable added strength and breadth to our MPI fleet, creating new opportunities and enabling us to provide a wider range of services to clients, both existing and new. 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. MPI personnel have been impressed by the performance of Victoria Mathias during jacket foundation and 6.2 MW turbine installation processes and by the installation rates achieved. We see this as an excellent opportunity to combine the experience and synergies of both organisations and enhance MPI’s future business performance.

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 wind farm Nordsee Ost off the German coast.

We will work closely with the existing ship management company, NSB, for the foreseeable future, to combine the best processes of both companies and ensure continuity of the vessel’s impressive performance.

Both partners have agreed confidentiality concerning the purchase price.


Name of vessel Victoria Mathias (to be renamed MPI Enterprise)
Year built 2011
Builder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, South Korea
Design Wärtsilä & IMS for RWE Innogy
Length overall 100 m (Hull)
Gross tonnage 11,730 T
Deck area Approx. 2,800 m2
Variable load to 4,350 T
Max. operational water depth 45m
Crane type Liebherr BOS 35000
Max. lifting capacity 1,000 T@ 23 m
Helideck Yes
Service speed 7.5 kn w/o spudcans, 6.0 kn with spudcans
Accommodation facilities POB 60


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