9 February 2023 – Offshore wind service vessel company Edda Wind today announces that it has taken delivery of Edda Boreas from Gondan Shipyard. The vessel is the second of six sister vessels to be delivered from Gondan.
The new Commissioning Service Operation Vessel (CSOV), named Edda Boreas, will start installation of the motion-compensated gangway- and crane system after leaving the yard in Spain. Thereafter, the vessel will commence work at Dogger Wind farms UK in May for minimum two years.
Zero emission ready
The CSOV Edda Boreas has been designed with flexibility and operability that enables it to service wind farms worldwide. The vessel has also been prepared for zero-emission operations with hydrogen as energy carrier in a Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) concept. This concept has been adopted by Edda Wind as it meets the company’s strict criteria for safe operation, logistic solutions and endurance. For example, this way of handling hydrogen on board avoids exposure to the safety risks that exist for several other green fuel solutions.
Edda Boreas is of Salt 0217 design and build number C490 from Gondan Shipbuilders in Spain. The vessel is 88.3 metres long with a beam of 19.7 metres. It can accommodate 120 persons in high-standard cabins.
Edda Wind owns and operates two SOVs, “Edda Passat” and “Edda Mistral which are both on contract to Ørsted on wind farms in UK. One CSOV “Edda Breeze” and one SOV “Edda Brint” are completing the gangway installations these days and will start their operations for Ocean Breeze in Germany in February and for Vestas in UK in March respectively. Under the current fleet expansion program, Edda Wind’s fleet will consist of 10 vessels by 2025.
“Operators are continuously looking for ways to improve the efficiency of wind farm operations and reduce operating costs and environmental footprint. Our specially designed offshore wind service vessels provide exactly this. We expect the demand for specialised service vessels to further increase, and we are well-positioned to capitalise on this trend,” says Kenneth Walland, CEO of Edda Wind.
Edda Wind is the leading pure-play offshore wind service company, headquartered in Haugesund, Norway. The Company develops, builds, owns, and operates purpose-built C/SOVs for offshore wind farms worldwide.
For further information, please contact:
Kenneth Walland, CEO Edda Wind
Phone: +47 916 93 418
Tom Johan Austrheim, CFO Edda Wind
Phone: +47 982 09 873
About Edda Wind
Edda Wind is a leading pure play offshore wind service company headquartered in Haugesund, Norway. The Company develops, builds, owns and operates purpose-built Service Operation Vessels (“SOV”) and Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (“CSOV”) for offshore wind farms worldwide.
Edda Wind is creating the next generation of offshore wind service vessels and works closely with partners to develop new technologies to reduce emissions without compromising operational capabilities or cost competitiveness.
As of today, the Company owns and operates two purpose-built offshore wind SOVs, operates one chartered frontrunner, and has eight dedicated offshore wind vessels under construction – two offshore wind SOVs and six offshore wind CSOVs. All newbuild vessels are prepared for zero-emission utilising liquid organic hydrogen carrier as an energy source.
Read more on www.eddawind.com
Edda Wind ASA is stock listed on Oslo Stock Exchange – ticker EWIND