MacGregor Receives Equipment Order for Two More Edda Wind CSOVs

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an order for access and lifting systems for two more Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) for Edda Wind.

The company will deliver two identical equipment packages consisting of one electrical gangway system, one 3D compensated Colibri crane and a remote control station located on the vessel bridge to the Astilleros Gondán shipyard in Asturias, Spain, which is building the vessels.

The two CSOVs, ordered in March, are sister vessels of two CSOVs already under construction in Spain and will join Edda Wind’s fleet in 2023 and 2024.

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Astilleros Gondán launched the first of the now four CSOVs being built for Edda Wind this May.

The 88.3-metre CSOVs, designed by Salt Ship Design, are the first to use electric Voith Schneider Propellers (eVSP) and have been designed to to accommodate hydrogen technology in the future.

They will operate as mother vessels for wind turbine technicians as they perform commissioning and maintenance work on the offshore turbines, and will have the capacity to accommodate up to 120 personnel in high standard cabins and common areas.

All four vessels, along with two new SOVs Edda Wind is building at the Astilleros Balenciaga shipyard, will be equipped with MacGregor access and lifting systems.

Photo: Østensjø Rederi/Salt Ship Design