Edda Wind secures CSOV contract for Dogger Bank

In: VesselsWindfarms
03/06/2021

Edda Wind has been awarded a new contract to enable the commissioning and construction of the first two phases of Dogger Bank Wind Farm.

Edda Wind and Dogger Bank Wind Farm have agreed on a new contract for the CSOV Edda TBN C490, currently under construction at Astilleros Gondan in Spain. The vessel will operate in the Dogger Bank Wind Farm located off the north-east coast of England. The new contract will commence shortly after delivery of the vessel in Q2 2023, with a firm period of two years and an additional option of one year. The vessel will have 100% utilisation during the two-year period, being the only CSOV engaged all year round in the commissioning phase of Dogger Bank.


The vessel will function as a mother ship for wind turbine technicians as they perform commissioning and installation work on the wind turbines. Dogger Bank, being the world’s largest offshore wind farm, will have a total installed capacity of 3.6 GW and will be capable of powering 6 million homes.


“We are thrilled to be awarded the new contract, and we feel honored that Dogger Bank Wind Farm has selected Edda Wind to enable their ongoing development of the wind farm. We look forward to delivering safe and efficient operations to new and exciting clients. Our advanced and environmentally friendly vessels will help our clients lower their operational expenditures and reduce the carbon footprint of their wind farm projects”,
said CEO in Edda Wind, Kenneth Walland.


Dogger Bank Wind Farm Project Director Steve Wilson said: “Signing this contract with Edda Wind for the “walk- o-work” vessels is another important milestone for the project. The vessels will play an important role in the safe commissioning of the turbines in the construction of the first two phases."

The Dogger Bank wind farms are located more than 130 km from the Yorkshire coast. Due to its size and scale, the overall wind farm is being built in three consecutive 1.2 GW phases. The project partners reached financial close on the first two phases,
Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B, at the beginning of December. Further to Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B, the project companies are also developing the Dogger Bank C project for which it is expected that a financial decision will come in late 2021. The projects will be capable of powering up to 4.5 UK million homes each year when complete in 2026. Each project is expected to generate around 6 TWh of electricity annually.

Dogger Bank A and B is a joint venture between SSE Renewables (40%), Equinor (40%) and Eni (20%). Dogger Bank C is a 50:50 joint venture between SSE Renewables and Equinor. SSE Renewables is leading on the construction and delivery of Dogger Bank Wind Farm. Equinor will operate Dogger Bank Wind Farm on completion for its lifetime of up to 35 years.


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