Edda Wind’s new CSOV leaves for sea trials

May 3, 2022

Credit: Gondan Shipbuilders

Edda Wind’s Edda Breeze Commissioning Service (CSOV) operating vessels began sea trials over the weekend, Gondan Shipbuilders, the Spanish shipyard that built the vessel, said on Tuesday.

The CSOV left the Eo estuary to set sail for the port of Gijón, where it will stay for the next few weeks to complete its sea trial programme.

The vessel built for the Norwegian shipowner Edda Wind AS has a length of 88.3 m and a beam of 19.7 m. It was designed by Salt Ship Design and is prepared for the installation of zero emission hydrogen technology. Preparations for future zero-emission propulsion systems are made possible by funding from Enova SF, a Norwegian government company responsible for promoting environmentally friendly energy production and consumption.

Accommodating 120 people, 93 technicians and 27 crew members, the vessel will accompany the charterer Ocean Breeze during its operation on the Bard Offshore 1 wind farm in Germany.

The vessel will feature automated equipment, including a 3D motion-compensated crane and a motion-compensated gangway with a maximum span of 28 meters for personnel transfer and an integrated elevator with a maximum capacity of 26 people.

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