Launch of the CSOV Edda Breeze (Source: Gondan)

Hydrogen-ready CSOV takes to the water at Gondan

A hydrogen-ready commissioning service operation vessel (CSOV) being built at the Spanish shipyard, Gondan, in Figueras has just been launched. Under construction for Norway’s Edda Wind AS, the CSOV is the fourteenth ship built for companies related to the Østensjø Group and is the first of four CSOVs on order at Gondan.

With funding support from Enova SF, a Norwegian state enterprise backing sustainable investments, the 88.3m-long Edda Breeze is being built to a Salt Ship Design and is ready for the installation of zero-emission hydrogen technology in the future.

The CSOV has accommodation for 93 technicians and 27 crew and will support operations at the Bard Offshore 1 wind farm in Germany, owned by Ocean Breeze. The ship will have a 3D-motion compensated crane and a motion-compensated gangway with a maximum range of 28m and an integrated elevator for 26 persons.

Bard Offshore 1 was Germany’s first commercial-scale wind farm when it was commissioned in 2013. Located 90km north of Borkum Island and covering an area of almost 53km2, the 400-MW facility consists of 80 five-megawatt turbines.

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