Monster of the deep finds berth on the Wear

There's a big beast on the River Wear at the moment, and it's safely tied up at Corporation Quay opposite the National Glass Centre. Pictured here, the MPI Adventure is on billed as the 'next generation' of wind turbine installation vessels. This enormous vessel is designed to transport, lift and install wind turbines and their foundations and is the world's most advanced and most efficient vessel, in terms lifting capacity. It has a 1,000-tonne-capacity main crane, plus a 50-tonne-capacity auxiliary crane, accommodation for 112 persons, a maximum operating depth of 40 metres. It's also got the ability to jack itself clear out of the water with 6,000 tonnes of cargo onboard. Inset picture below by Davy Dunn of Roker.
There's a big beast on the River Wear at the moment, and it's safely tied up at Corporation Quay opposite the National Glass Centre. Pictured here, the MPI Adventure is on billed as the 'next generation' of wind turbine installation vessels. This enormous vessel is designed to transport, lift and install wind turbines and their foundations and is the world's most advanced and most efficient vessel, in terms lifting capacity. It has a 1,000-tonne-capacity main crane, plus a 50-tonne-capacity auxiliary crane, accommodation for 112 persons, a maximum operating depth of 40 metres. It's also got the ability to jack itself clear out of the water with 6,000 tonnes of cargo onboard. Inset picture below by Davy Dunn of Roker.
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THIS giant visitor has been spotted on the Wear.

The MPI Adventure, billed as the “next generation” of offshore wind turbine installation vessels, has been berthed at Corporation Quay, opposite the National Glass Centre. The enormous craft is designed to transport, lift and install wind turbines – and their foundations – and is the world’s most advanced and efficient vessel in terms of lifting capacity.

MPI Adventure enters the Wear, pic by echo reader Davy Dunn of Roker

MPI Adventure enters the Wear, pic by echo reader Davy Dunn of Roker

It has a 1,000-tonne capacity main crane, plus a 50-tonne capacity auxiliary crane, accommodation for 112 people and a maximum operating depth of 40 metres.

The vessel is even able to jack itself clear of the water with 6,000 tonnes of cargo on board.