TIV Resolution. This highly detailed 1:1250 scale miniature of the “Resolution” was built by the CSC workshop and is on display on deck 9 of the museum.
A TIV is a Turbine Installation Vessel. This ships are used to „plant“ the turbines that make up offshore wind farms – because the offshore industry has many energy sources to offer.
You are looking at a miniature of the “Resolution”, an innovative TIV that entered service in 2003. She was built at the Shanhaiguan Shipyard in Qinhuangdao, China, after the plans designed by Knut E. Hansen and her original owners, the British company Mayflower Energy Ltd. She was the first TIV ever built with a jack-up system. She can stand on the seabed using her 6 71,8 m long legs and elevate her hull up to 46 m above the water line for extra stability. In this platform position, she can hammer the foundations of the wind-turbine in the seabed and then complete the installation. She has a capacity to carry up to 10 turbines aboard at the same time. To reach the right position, she is equipped with an advanced Dynamic positioning (DP) computer system to control her thrusters.
She has been active installing wind-farms in the North Sea (the region she was specially built for) since her construction. Her original name was “Mayflower Resolution”, after the company she was built for. But economic problems in the company had her sold. The buyers are actually a group of managers from the Mayflower group that reorganised with Japanese capital and are named MPI Offshore. The name of the ship has been “MPI Resolution” since 2010. Her design was such a success that two further vessels were ordered after her design in 2011. Those are upgraded and larger versions of the “Resolution” named “MPI Adventure” and “MPI Discovery”. All three ships are still on duty today. The “MPI Discovery” was sold in 2018 to the Jan de Nul Group and renamed “Taillevent”, sailing under the flag of Luxemburg. The Ship was sold again in 2021, renamed “Hui Hai Yi Hao” and sails under the Chinese flag since.
This highly detailed 1:1250 scale miniature of the “Resolution” was built by the CSC workshop and is on display on deck 9 of the museum.