E.ON secures turbine installation vessel from MPIVessel & ROV News // July 1, 2011
E.ON Climate & Renewables and MPI-Vroon have signed a six-year charter for the MPI Discovery turbine installation vesse.
E.ON said securing the new vessel underlines its long term commitment to development of offshore wind projects in Europe and will help maintain its leading position in the offshore industry.
Michael Lewis, Managing Director Europe at E.ON Climate & Renewables said: “I am delighted with the agreement that we have signed with MPI today. Reducing the costs of offshore wind power is a key priority for E.ON, and chartering a high quality purpose-built vessel on a long term basis is a key part of our strategy.
"We believe the MPI Discovery is the best vessel on the market today and it will play a key role in enabling us to construct our offshore projects both faster and more cost effectively”.
Paul Gibson, Chairman of MPI said, “This charter cements the commitment of two companies, E.ON and MPI-Vroon, to the offshore wind industry and the renewable energy sector.
“Our joint goal is to reduce the cost of offshore wind delivery and to deliver successful offshore wind projects now and continuing into the future.”