Edda Wind, the offshore wind segment of the Østensjø Group, has entered into long-term time charter agreements with MHI Vestas and Ocean Breeze Energy respectively for two wind vessels.
The two vessels are part of the company’s four newbuild offshore wind vessels under construction at Spanish yards. The vessels will be prepared for the future installation of zero emission hydrogen technology as well as other eco-friendly features.
The charter agreement with MHI Vestas for a newbuild service operation vessel (SOV) will commence in the second quarter of 2022 for a firm period of 15 years and separately the charter with Ocean Breeze will commence in first quarter of 2021 for a firm period of 11 years. The contract will be served by a frontrunner vessel for the first year before the delivery of the newbuild commissioning service operation vessel (CSOV) in first quarter of 2022.
The vessels will serve as mother vessels for wind turbine technicians as they perform commissioning and maintenance work on offshore wind turbines.
“It is fantastic for us to be able to secure long term charters for two of our four newbuilds. The trust experienced SOV users like MHI Vestas and Ocean Breeze have in Edda Wind, is a confirmation that the vessels we have developed are very attractive and will become optimal tools for our clients. With these two contracts, Edda Wind has become a major player in the offshore wind market”, said Kenneth Walland, chief executive officer of Østensjø Rederi.