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 promoting environmentally friendly production and energy consumption.
The CSOV will be the 14th vessel constructed for a company with relations to the Østensjø Group. With accommodation for 120 people, 93 technicians, and 27 crew members, the vessel will support the Charterer Ocean Breeze during their operation at the Bard Offshore 1 wind farm in Germany. For this, it 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, and delivering the vessel as per original plan despite the challenges.