Edda Wind’s new service operation vessel Edda Goelo (C416) has been launched at Astilleros Balenciaga in Spain. The vessel will begin operations for Siemens Gamesa at Iberdrola Saint Brieucoffshore wind farm in the third quarter of 2023 for a period of five years.
Edda Goelo will serve as a mother ship for wind turbine technicians who will carry out maintenance work on offshore wind turbines. The contract includes, among other things, maintenance personnel, spare parts and remote control service.
Unlike other Edda Wind ships, the Edda Goelo will not be seen in the company’s usual orange and yellow – for the first time an Edda ship will be painted blue and white, in line with the Siemens Gamesas profile colors .
The ship can accommodate up to 40 maintenance technicians from Siemens Gamesa and Iberdrola, as well as around 20 crew from Edda Wind. Technicians carry out scheduled maintenance activities and any other issues that may arise during the two weeks they are at the wind farm. After these two weeks, the ship brings the technicians back to shore and they are replaced by another team that spends another two weeks at the wind farm, so there are always technicians maintaining the wind farm.
“The launch is always a special moment in the build process and a milestone to celebrate. We are very excited to launch our second SOV built by Astilleros Balenciaga, and to successfully witness Edda Wind’s second launch this year. Once again, we are delivering on our ambitions for the company and the industry as a whole,” said Kenneth Walland, CEO of Edda Wind.
Edda Wind has a newbuild program of eight ships in addition to the Edda Breeze delivered in May this year and the Edda Passat and Edda Mistral delivered in 2018. Balenciaga will deliver the first SOV, “Edda Brint” in August.