MPI Offshore has been named preferred supplier for the transportation and installation of turbine foundations and offshore substations at Innogy’s 860MW Triton Knoll wind farm in the UK North Sea.

The Teesside outfit's jack-up MPI Discovery (pictured) will be deployed to install 92 monopiles and transition pieces and two offshore substations in an all-weather inclusive turnkey operation. 

The work also includes engineering, project management, quayside logistics and scour protection installation. 

The wind farm developer said it will now work with MPI to “maximise the specialist’s already strong UK footprint and realise its commitment of delivering at least 50% of UK content across the project lifecycle”.

Triton Knoll project director James Cotter said: “MPI already has a great UK footprint and engagement with the UK supply chain, and we expect to now work even more closely with them to build on that, as we progress towards contract completion and start of offshore works.”

MPI Offshore managing director Tony Inglis said: “MPI Offshore is proud to be selected as preferred-supplier for foundations transport and installation within the Triton Knoll offshore wind project.”

Image: Innogy