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{{Infobox Ship Career
Hide header= Ship country= Ship flag= Ship name=Mayflower Resolution (2003-04)
Resolution (from 2004}
Ship namesake=Mayflower Ship ordered=2002 Ship builder= Shanhaiguan Shipyard, Qinhuangdao, China Ship original cost=$93,000,000 (£53,000,000) Ship laid down= Ship launched=2003 Ship completed=November 2003 Ship yard number=TIV 1 Ship in service=February 2004 Ship out of service= Ship owner= Mayflower Energy Ltd (2003-04)
MPI Offshore Ltd (from 2004)
Ship operator= Ship registry= Douglas (2003-04)
Limassol (from 2004)
Ship fate= Ship status=In service Ship identification=IMO Number 9260134
Callsign ZIVB5
Ship notes=}}

TIV Resolution (formerly TIV Mayflower Resolution) is a Turbine Installation Vessel which can raise itself up out of the sea on its six legs. She was the first self-elevating Wind Turbine Installation Vessel in the world.

History

Mayflower Resolution was ordered in 2002 by Mayflower Energy Ltd. She was built by Shanhaiguan shipyard, Qinhuangdaomarker, China as yard number TIV 1. She was named in honour of the Mayflower, which transported the second batch of settlers to the United Statesmarker. She was designed by Danemarker Knud E Hansen and construction was supervised by Graig Shipping. Mayflower Resolution was built for Mayflower Energy Ltd, part of Mayflower Corporation. Delivery was scheduled for February 2003, but was delayed and the £20,000,000 budget was exceeded by some £10,000,000. The addition of a remotely operated vehicle to lay submarine cables pushed to final bill for her construction to £53,000,000.

Mayflower Resolution was completed in November 2003, and delivered in February 2004. The journey from Qinhuangdao to Falmouthmarker, Cornwallmarker took 66 days. She underwent trials in Falmouth Bay, where she was tested for the first time. Mayflower Resolution was then put to work installing wind turbines at the North Hoylemarker windfarm for National Wind Power. The contract ended on 23 March and Mayflower Resolution sailed to Middlesbroughmarker, arriving on 30 March. She was due to depart for Great Yarmouthmarker on 8 April to work on installing turbines for the Scroby Sands wind farmmarker. On 31 March, Mayflower Corporation went into administration with debts of £17,700,000. Deloitte Touche were appointed as administrators. Mayflower Resolution was sold by the administrators for £12,000,000 to a group of Mayflower Corporation's managers who managed to get backing from Japanesemarker bank Mizuho International

The new owners became MPI Offshore, based in Stokesleymarker, North Yorkshire. In 2006, Resolution was used in the construction of the Barrow Offshore Windmarker project for Centrica and DONG Energy. In 2008, Resolution was used in the construction of the Lynn and Inner Dowsing Wind Farmmarker for Centrica. It was announced in July 2008 that two more ships were to be built, based on Resolution but slightly larger. They will be built by Cosco, at their Nantongmarker shipyard. The two new ships will be named Adventure and Discovery. In February 2008, Resolution was sent to Esbjergmarker, Denmark to work on the installation of a wind farm. In January 2009, Resolution was used in the construction of the Robin Rigg Wind Farmmarker.

Description

TIV Resolution
Resolution is a 14,857 GT vessel which has six legs that it can use to raise itself out of the sea when installing offshore wind turbines. Resolution is designed for use in the North Seamarker, although she can be deployed elsewhere if required. She has the capacity for ten wind turbines at a time. The whole ship can be jacked up out of the sea on her six legs, to provide a stable platform when installing wind turbines. The jacking system is a hydraulic one. She can raise herself between and above the sea.

On arrival at the site of the wind turbine, Resolution lowers her six legs to jack herself up off the surface of the sea. This provides a stable platform to install the wind turbine on a previously prepared foundation. When the turbine has been installed, Resolution lowers herself and sails to the next position to repeat the process.

Identification

Resolution has the IMO Number 9260134 and callsign ZIVB5.

Propulsion

Resolution is powered by four ABB AMA4xxLxL diesel generators of each powering four Aquamaster US 205/3850 azimuth thrusters of each. Additionally, there are three ABB AMA400L6L diesel generators powering three Kamewa TT1650 CP bow thrusters of .

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