Today at GONDAN Shipyard in Figueras, at high tide, the launching of a new Commissioning Service Operation Vessel – built for the Norwegian shipowner Edda Wind AS – has just taken place.

The vessel has a length of 88,3 m and a beam of 19,7 m, it has been designed by Salt Ship Design, and it is prepared for the installation of zero emission hydrogen technology. The preparations for future zero emission propulsion systems are made possible by Enova SF funding, a Norwegian government enterprise responsible for promotion of environmentally friendly production and consumption of energy.

With an accommodation for 120 people, 93 technicians and 27 crew members, Edda Wind’s new CSOV will enable the commissioning and construction of the first two phases of the Dogger Bank wind farm in the North Sea – the world’s largest offshore wind platform, which will have an output capacity of 3,600 megawatts and will be located near the coastal town of Ulrome, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. For this, the vessel will have the most modern and automated equipment including a 3D Motion Compensated Crane and a motion compensated gangway with a maximum range of 28 meters for personnel transfer and an integrated elevator with capacity up to 26 persons.

The global situation generated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has represented a challenge for the shipbuilder, which has managed to face it with great effort and thanks to careful coordination and implementation of all necessary measures, in accordance with current Government regulations, successfully achieving the fulfillment of its commitments, despite the challenges.

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