Edda Passat is ready to set sail

Edda Passat is ready to set sail
Edda Passat ready to set sail for the Race Bank offshore wind farm

28-02-2018 09:00:00

Danish shipping company Østensjø Rederi's Service Operations Vessel (SOV) Edda Passat will begin its voyage to Ørsted's Race Bank offshore wind farm in Great Britain at the end of this week, after the vessel was delivered to the owner from Astilleros Gondán yesterday on February 27.

Edda passat, which is the first SOV manufactured in Spain, was delivered to its new owner after a two week ocean test program in the port of Gijon.

The vessel was launched after being given its name earlier this month together with its sister vessel Edda Mistral, which will operate at Ørsted's Hornsea Project One wind farm in the British section of the North Sea. The vessel is expected to be delivered towards the end of summer season this year.

Both vessels have signed up for a five year contract with the possibility of five one-year extension contracts. Both vessels will operate with Grimsby as the main port of. The two SOVs can accommodate up to 20 people and up to 40 technicians to carry out maintenance tasks at the offshore wind farms.

The SOV's were designed by Rolls Royce in a close cooperation with Ørstensjø Rederi.

Source: Offshore Wind / Maritime Denmark

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