At Astilleros Gondan’s yard in Figueras, Spain, a naming ceremony has been held for ‘Edda Boreas’, a Commissioning Service Operation Vessel (CSOV), for the Norwegian shipowner Edda Wind.
The vessel, designed by Salt Ship Design, has a length of 88.3m and a beam of 19.7m, is equipped with zero-emission technology and is supported with funding from the Norwegian government through Enova. Accommodating 120 people – 97 technicians and 23 crew – the vessel will support utility company SSE during its operation of the Dogger Bank wind farm, the world’s largest wind farm with a capacity of 3.6GW, located 130 km off the northeast coast of England. Edda Boreas will be equipped with automated equipment, including a 3D Motion Compensated Crane and a motion compensated gangway with a maximum range of 28m for personnel transfer, an integrated elevator with capacity up to 26 persons and a 21m helideck.
Edda Boreas has left the Eo estuary for the Port of Gijón, where she will complete her sea trials programme.