Friday, April 12, 2024

Gondan launches another hydrogen-ready CSOV in Spain

Gondan Shipyard has launched another Commissioning Service Operation Vessel (CSOV) for the Norwegian shipowner Edda Wind ASA. The launching of the vessel took place at the Gondan facilities in Figueras, Castropol, coinciding with the high tide.

Designed by Salt Ship Design, the new vessel is supported with funding from Enova SF, a Norwegian government enterprise responsible for promoting environmentally friendly production and energy consumption.

The CSOV, with a length of 88.3 meters and a beam of 19.7 meters, will be powered by zero-emission technology. Accommodating 120 people – 97 technicians and 23 crew, the vessel will feature state-of-the-art automated equipment, including a 3D offshore crane, an offshore gangway with a maximum range of 30 meters for personnel transfer, and an integrated elevator with a capacity of up to 26 persons.

It is the third in a series of six vessels designed for the transfer of technical personnel for the commissioning and maintenance of offshore wind farms.

Edda Wind took delivery of its first CSOV, the hydrogen-ready Edda Breeze, in May last year. It is set to start a ten-year contract with Bremen-based Ocean Breeze Energy at the Bard 1 offshore wind farm in the North Sea off the coast of Germany.