Published 2020-05-13 00:00:00
Edda Wind secures contracts for two offshore wind vessels
Edda Wind secures long term contracts for two offshore wind vessels

Edda Wind, the offshore wind segment of the Østensjø Group, has signed long term time charter agreements with MHI Vestas and Ocean Breeze Energy respectively for two of the four offshore wind vessels ordered from Spanish yards. The vessels will be delivered with technology whereby emission of greenhouse gases will be reduced by a minimum 30%. Furthermore, the vessels will be prepared for installation of zero emission hydrogen technology.
The charter agreement with MHI Vestas for a newbuild Service Operation Vessel (SOV) will commence in second quarter 2022 and has a firm period of 15 years.

The charter agreement with Ocean Breeze will commence in first quarter of 2021 and has a firm period of 11 years. The contract will be served by a frontrunner vessel for the first year before the newbuild Commissioning Service Operation Vessel (CSOV) will be delivered in first quarter 2022.
The vessels will serve as mother vessels for wind turbine technicians as they perform commissioning and maintenance work on offshore wind turbines. The CSOVs are 88.3 meter and the SOVs 82.4 m in length. All units with high standard cabins and common areas where the CSOVs can accommodate up to 120 persons and the SOVs 60 persons in total.

Edda Wind has signed a construction contract for two CSOVs at Astilleros Gondan and a construction contract for two SOVs at Astilleros Balenciaga. Both reputable yards located in northern Spain. The second SOV and the second CSOV will both be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2022. Edda Wind has also secured slots for more sister vessels. All vessels will be operated by Østensjø Rederi AS.
The newbuilds are designed by Salt Ship Design, Norway in close cooperation with Østensjø Rederi.

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