Published 2023-03-05 00:00:00
VARD to build four CSOVs for Edda Wind

VARD has signed contracts for four Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) for Edda Wind
VARD is delighted to announce contracts for the design and construction of four Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) for the Norwegian Edda Wind and its subsidiaries. The contracts for the firm four vessels have a total value of approximately Euro 250 million.
Edda Wind provides service operation vessels and high-quality service to the global offshore wind industry, enabling clients to generate renewable energy to meet the worlds growing energy needs. This is fully in line with VARDís strategy and objectives:

ďEdda Wind came to VARD to design and build their next generation Commissioning Service Operation Vessels. The shipowner has a broad experience in developing innovative solutions for its market, and together with VARDís design, technology, and shipbuilding capabilities, we will create a series of unique and sustainable vessels especially developed to meet the customerís requirements and needs. We are looking forward to welcoming Edda Windís team to VARDĒ says Alberto Maestrini, CEO in VARD.

New VARD 4 25 design
The new VARD 4 25 design is developed to meet Edda Windís high focus on flexibility, operability, efficient logistics and environmental-friendly solutions. The vessels are designed with VARDís new hull form for optimized seakeeping abilities and low fuel consumption.
The series of vessels will be prepared for green fuels and energy carriers and will have the flexibility to adapt to various types of fuels in the future. The CSOVs will be equipped with the latest technology for energy efficient HVAC, power generation and propellers.
The vessels are designed by Vard Design in Ňlesund, Norway in cooperation with and exclusively for Edda Wind. Two of the CSOVs are scheduled for delivery in Q1 2025. The hulls will be built by VARD in Romania, while the final outfitting, commissioning and delivery will be carried out by one of VARDís shipyards in Norway. The two other vessels, scheduled for delivery in Q2 2025 and Q1 2026, will be built and delivered by Vard Vung Tau in Vietnam. In addition to the four vessels the agreement has options for 2+2 additional vessels.

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