October 4 - MPI Offshore has been selected as a preferred supplier for the 860 MW Triton Knoll offshore wind project. UK-based MPI Offshore will mobilise the jack-up vessel MPI Discovery to lift, transport and install the wind turbine foundations for the

Triton Knoll, under development by a joint venture between Innogy Renewables UK and Statkraft, is located 20 miles (32 km) off the coast of Lincolnshire and 28 miles (48 km) from the coast of north Norfolk, UK.

James Cotter, Triton Knoll project director 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. We and our top tier contractors will be working with the most cost-efficient suppliers to deliver this project and our commitments to UK jobs and contracts."

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

The overall expenditure of the project is set to be around GBP2 billion (USD2.65 billion) and there is the potential for approximately 3,000 UK jobs to be supported during construction, said MPI Offshore.