Edda Wind secures contract for Commissioning Service Operation Vessel

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 secures contract for Commissioning Service Operation Vessel
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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 northeast 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 % utilization 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 3.6GW and will be capable of powering 6 million homes.

Dogger Bank is being built in three equal phases of 1.2 gigawatts (GW) each. The first two phases, Dogger Bank A and B, are a joint venture between Equinor (40%) SSE Renewables (40%) and Eni (20%). The third phase, Dogger Bank C, is being developed on a different timescale and is owned by Equinor (50%) and SSE Renewables (50%).

Edda Wind’s CSOV will enable utilization of the world’s largest turbines, the first time they will be installed anywhere in the world.

CEO in Edda Wind, Kenneth Walland, says:

“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.”

Dogger Bank Wind Farm Project Director, Steve Wilson, said:

“Signing this contract with Edda Wind for the “walk-to-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."