Van Oord has completed the acquisition of MPI Offshore, a specialist offshore wind installation contractor, from Vroon Group.

By acquiring MPI Offshore, Van Oord wants to strengthen its global wind organisation and in particular its position in the UK wind market.

MPI Adventure and MPI Resolution

The acquisition includes the MPI Offshore organisation in Stokesley (United Kingdom), the vessels MPI Adventure and MPI Resolution, and associated crew.  A total of a hundred people, both office staff and crew, will be joining the Van Oord UK organisation. Van Oord has also acquired project contracts related to the vessels, that is, the offshore wind farms London Array, Prinses Amaliawindpark and Rampion.

The acquisition follows a number of strategic add-ons in recent years, which include the acquisition of Bilfinger’s offshore wind activities and Ballast Nedam offshore operations.

Picture by Van Oord.