This weekend, two important milestones for GONDAN’s latest constructions have taken place at the shipyard. Specifically, on Saturday, the first SOV (Service Operation Vessel) built in Spain, Edda Passat, was named, and the day before, also after the celebration of her naming, her sister vessel, Edda Mistral, touched the waters of the Ria del Eo, for the first time.
In these events, GONDAN has had the pleasure of having the presence of the management of the shipowner company Østensjø Rederi A/S and representatives from Ørsted, the energy company for which the vessels will operate, among others: Johannes Østensjø, Kenneth Walland (ØR CEO), Jens Jakobsson (Senior Vice President Operations of Ørsted), Lars Høy Jørgensen (Head of Operations Logistics of Ørsted), as well as delegates from banks and financial institutions and representatives of the designer, in this case Rolls Royce Marine.
The godmothers have been Trine Borum Bojsen (Vice-president of the area of QHSE of Wind Power of Ørsted) and Rebecca Goff (Senior Maritime Specialist of Ørsted).
Edda Passat and Edda Mistral (with a length of 81 m and a beam of 17 m) have been specifically designed and built to operate at Ørsted’s wind farms off the coast of the United Kingdom. The first of them will specifically operate at Race Bank wind farm, while the second one at Hornsea 1. They are able to accommodate up to 40 technicians who will perform maintenance tasks at these wind farms and a crew of about 20 people.
Both vessels are equipped with an UPTIME 23 m length heave compensated “walk-to-work” gangway, a cutting-edge 3D compensated crane and a CTV landing system with bunkering facility. In addition to the gangway, the on-board-fitted 11 m daughter craft will allow the safe transfer of maintenance technicians to the offshore wind turbines.