Marine engineering company SeaRoc has announced the offshore wind installation vessel that will be used to deploy Narec's Offshore Anemometry Hub at the Blyth offshore wind demonstration site.
The vessel, called MPI Adventure, will transport, lift and install wind turbines and their foundations. The installation is scheduled to take place in October.
SeaRoc was recently awarded the contract to complete the mast installation, which will occur three nautical miles off the coast of Blyth. It will consist of a tripod foundation, platform and meteorological mast, and when it is complete, it will provide site wind-speed measurements alongside the already installed ZephIR 300 wind LIDAR, supplied by sister company Zephyr Ltd.
The platform will collect the necessary environmental data to inform the development, construction and operation of the proposed Blyth offshore wind demonstration site and will be equipped with a variety of monitoring sensors, SeaRoc says.