Edda Wind Introduces the First CSOV Fit for Zero-Emissions
Edda Wind’s newbuild Edda Breeze is the first of seven offshore wind service vessels prepared for emission-free operations. This week the CSOV visits Oslo.
“It is special for us to take Edda Breeze to Norway, where Edda Wind was established in 2015. Now we get to show the first state of the art CSOV to stakeholders at home,” says Kenneth Walland, CEO of Edda Wind.
The Commissioning Service Operation Vessel is designed for operations in wind farms anywhere in the world. Prepared for emission-free operations with a hydrogen-based propulsion system, it will enable the construction and commissioning of wind farms without generating carbon emissions within just a few years.
“Being the first in seven C/SOVs fit for zero-emission, Edda Breeze marks a milestone for Edda Wind. We strongly believe that the upcoming hydrogen solution will be a game changer. It is also a proof that we continue to improve our operations,” says Walland.
Edda Wind will have a fleet of nine SOVs and CSOVs. Next year six of these will be in operation.
When finalized, Edda Breeze will go on a ten-year contract with Ocean Breeze on the Bard Offshore 1 farm in Germany.
“Being an early mover in delivering purpose-built vessels for offshore wind farm operations, Edda Wind has already gained a solid track record of excellence in the offshore wind industry. We continue to see a strong growth in demand,” says Walland.
With increased focus on energy security and accelerated pace for the renewable energy transition, it is estimated that more than 250 vessels will be required by 2030, excluding China. This is far exceeding existing tonnage and order book of totally 49 vessels.
“We have a strong foundation and are a market leader in the pure play offshore wind segment. By combining innovative technical solutions and years of maritime experience, we enable our clients to successfully accelerate the transition to sustainable energy production,” says Kenneth Walland.