In 2019/2020 we were already on board the MPI Adventure (read more about it here). After this successful project, client Van Oord was able to find Van Heck again.
At the time, a unique and extremely complicated pump spread was designed and built on the MPI Adventure.
In the coming months, Van Heck will be on board of this ship again and make an significant contribution to the ‘Beta Campaign’ of the wind farm project on the south coast of the Netherlands.
Here we go again!
Two weeks ago, the pump spread was set up on the MPI Adventure in the port of Vlissingen.
A tight schedule from project manager Almer ensured that a total of 6 trucks arrived at the MPI on time and that the construction was carried out in a streamlined manner. Van Heck’s service technicians Jelte and Falko were initially on board for three days to ensure the correct installation of the equipment.
Once everything was set up, Jelte was the first to enter the “MPI bubble” meaning he will stay on board for 6 weeks to ensure that the entire line-up continues to run at the highest level. After 6 weeks there will be a change of crew and Falko will go on board.
“These projects are full of challenges. Working on such a special and large project is fantastic! The cooperation on the ship runs smoothly and there is good contact between the various parties,” according to Jelte and Falko, who proudly told about the first days on board.
The tests were successful and the MPI will set out on the open sea next Monday (June 21).
Van Heck’s pump spread provides the necessary high pressure in the enormous trencher that lays the cables for the new wind farms on the seabed.
The pump spread consists of two Van Heck DPPG820-SC250/650, two DPPG750-SC300/500 pump units with three power packs and seven VSPH pumps.