Edda Wind’s newbuild Edda Breeze is the first of seven offshore wind service vessels prepared for emission-free operations. This week the CSOV visits Oslo.
– It is special for us to take Edda Breeze to Norway, where Edda Wind was established in 2015. Now we get to show the first state of the art CSOV to stakeholders at home, says Kenneth Walland, CEO of Edda Wind.
The Commissioning Service Operation Vessel is designed for operations in wind farms anywhere in the world. Prepared for emission-free operations with a hydrogen-based propulsion system, it will enable the construction and commissioning of wind farms without generating carbon emissions within just a few years.
– Being the first in seven C/SOVs fit for zero-emission, Edda Breeze marks a milestone for Edda Wind. We strongly believe that the upcoming hydrogen solution will be a game changer. It is also a proof that we continue to improve our operations, says Walland.
Edda Wind will have a fleet of nine SOVs and CSOVs. Next year six of these will be in operation.
When finalized, Edda Breeze will go on a ten-year contract with Ocean Breeze on the Bard Offshore 1 farm in Germany.
– Being an early mover in delivering purpose-built vessels for offshore wind farm operations, Edda Wind has already gained a solid track record of excellence in the offshore wind industry. We continue to see a strong growth in demand, says Walland.
With increased focus on energy security and accelerated pace for the renewable energy transition, it is estimated that more than 250 vessels will be required by 2030, excluding China. This is far exceeding existing tonnage and order book of totally 49 vessels.
– We have a strong foundation and are a market leader in the pure play offshore wind segment. By combining innovative technical solutions and years of maritime experience, we enable our clients to successfully accelerate the transition to sustainable energy production, says Kenneth Walland.
For more information, please contact;
Kenneth Walland, CEO, Edda Wind
Phone: +47 916 93 418
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 seven dedicated offshore wind vessels under construction – two offshore wind SOVs and five offshore wind CSOVs – with delivery from 2022. All newbuild vessels are prepared for zero-emission utilizing liquid organic hydrogen carrier as an energy source