Spain’s Gondan Shipyard in Figueras has launched the second of five commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs). The launch came a week after the naming ceremony of the first ship in the series, Edda Breeze. Both ships are being built for Oslo-listed Edda Wind AS.
The second ship will be deployed on the 3.6-GW Dogger Bank wind farm in the North Sea, the world’s largest offshore wind facility, while Edda Breeze will be chartered to Ocean Breeze for operations at the Bard Offshore 1 wind farm in the German North Sea.
The two 88.3m-long CSOVs have been built to a Salt Ship Design specification and have accommodation for 120 persons – 93 technicians and 27 crew. Both vessels have 3D motion-compensated cranes, gangways with a maximum range of 28m for personnel transfer, and an integrated elevator with capacity for 26 persons.
The two ships will be able to adopt zero-emission hydrogen technology when it becomes available, thanks to a grant from Norway’s Enova SF, a state entity that promotes sustainable technologies.
Edda Wind is owned by a number of investors the largest of which include Johannes Østensjø dy AS, Wilhelmsen New Energy AS, and investment vehicles in which John Frederiksen and Idan Ofer have interests.
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