Palfinger Gear for Edda Wind Quartet

Palfinger has won a contract to equip four new service vessels for Edda Wind, Østensjø Group’s offshore wind segment, with lifting solutions as well as lifesaving appliances.

The company’s Ibérica office won the contract to supply the package including ten foldable knuckle boom cranes, four lifeboats, and eight davits.

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Two commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs) are being constructed at Gondán Shipbuilders. Each of them will be fitted with one of Palfinger’s PK15500M cranes and one PK33002M crane.

Two slightly smaller service operation vessels (SOV), being built by Balenciaga Shipyard, will be equipped with two PK15500M cranes and one PK33002M crane each.

Palfinger has also secured the deal to deliver lifesaving appliances to all four new Edda Wind vessels.

While each SOV will be fitted with two liferaft davits, each CSOV will be provided with two totally enclosed lifeboats with accompanying davits in addition to two liferaft davits.

The delivery of all Palfinger equipment is scheduled for 2021 and 2022, right before the vessels are put to sea.

Edda Wind has signed long time charter agreements for two of the four vessels.

MHI Vestas has chartered one of the SOVs for a period of 15 years starting in the second quarter of 2022.

The second ship, a CSOV, has been chartered by Ocean Breeze Energy for a period of eleven years, starting with the first quarter of 2021. Ocean Breeze Energy is the operator of the BARD 1 wind farm in the German North Sea.