Edda Wind takes delivery of Edda Breeze

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 31/05/2022 Edda Wind

Offshore wind service company Edda Wind announced that it has taken delivery of its first Commissioning Operation Vessel (CSOV), the hydrogen-ready
Edda Breeze. The vessel is the first to be delivered as part of a nine-vessel newbuilding programme.

Edda Breeze is a purpose-built CSOV prepared for emission-free operations with a hydrogen-based propulsion system. It 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 in length and can accommodate up to 120 persons in total. It is of Salt 0217 design and build number C489 from Astilleros Gondán shipyard in Spain, the same yard that delivered Edda Passat and Edda Mistral in 2018.

From August, CSOV will serve under a contract with Ocean Breeze at
Bard Offshore 1 which commenced in second quarter of 2021 and has a firm period of 11 years. The contract is currently served by frontrunner Edda Fjord before Edda Breeze will be delivered in second quarter 2022.
“The delivery of Edda Breeze marks the start of deliveries for our newbuilding programme of nine vessels. More importantly, we have already secured long-term contracts for the first four newbuilds. Hence, each vessel delivery means increased revenues and improved profitability for Edda Wind,” said Kenneth Walland, CEO of Edda Wind.
“Edda Breeze is the first CSOVs in the world prepared with a hydrogen-based energy system planned for four weeks endurance. In principle, this means that this vessel in a few years’ time is capable of supporting the construction and commissioning of wind farms without generating carbon emissions,” adds Kenneth Walland.
“Operators are continuously looking for ways to improve the efficiency of wind farm operations and reduce operating costs and environmental footprint. Our specially designed offshore wind service vessels provide exactly this. We expect demand for specialised service vessels to improve, and we are well-positioned to capitalise on this trend,” adds Kenneth Walland.

In addition to Edda Breezeand the eight vessels – six CSOVs and two Service Operations Vessels (SOVs) – currently on order, Edda Wind owns and operates two SOVs, Edda Passat and Edda Mistral. The two latter vessels are both on charters for Ørsted on wind farms offshore the UK. In total, Edda Wind’s fleet will consist of 11 vessels.