Saturday, 14 January 2023, Edda Wind celebrated the naming ceremony of “Edda Boreas”. The traditional ceremony where a bottle of champagne was sacrificed for good luck took place at Gondan Shipbuilders in Spain.
Edda Wind continues its tradition using the Edda name, and “Boreas” comes from the god of northerly wind in Greek mythology.
The Godmother of the vessel is Mrs. Maria Vevang. Maria is married to Håkon Vevang, Chief Commercial Officer in Edda Wind. “I am very excited and honored being the Godmother of this beautiful vessel. I am looking forward to following her duties and I will make sure that she gets full commercial attention”, says Maria.
Edda Boreas is a purpose-built Commissioning Service Operation Vessel (CSOV) designed with unparalleled flexibility and operability, prepared for emission-free operations with a hydrogen-based propulsion system. The vessel will serve as mother vessel for wind turbine technicians as they perform commissioning and maintenance work on offshore wind turbines. The CSOVs is 88,3 m in length and can accommodate up to 120 persons in total.
Edda Winds CSOVs are designed to set a new standard in the offshore wind market. Every effort has been made in the design to maximize the efficiency of operations in the wind farm. In addition, these vessels will be ready for running emission-free on a hydrogen-based propulsion system. Within just a few years they will be the first CSOVs operating without carbon emissions, truly enabling a green future.
In Q2 Edda Boreas will commence a two-year firm plus one-year option contract at Dogger Bank Wind Farm which is located about 130km off the Northeast coast of England. As the world’s largest windfarm with a 3.6 GW capacity, Dogger Bank Wind Farm will be capable of powering 6 million British homes.
“Edda Boreas is number two of six sister vessels to be delivered by Gondan and I am very happy to present the vessel and the quality today. I want to thank everyone contributing in making this day so special. Thank you to Gondan Shipbuilders for their effort in building this vessel, and same to all others who have worked on this project. Also a big thank you to Maria Vevang for doing us the honor of being the Godmother”. The Edda Wind fleet is growing rapidly according to the company’s fleet expansion plan, and we will have a fleet of ten vessels in 2025”, says Kenneth Walland, CEO Edda Wind.
The vessel is almost complete and will commence commissioning work at the Dogger Bank wind farms in May for the next 2 to 3 years.