Edda Wind bags Siemens Gamesa charter contract for new SOV

Edda Wind's offshore wind service vessels. Image by Salt Ship Design courtesy of Ostensjo Rederi AS

January 5 (Renewables Now) - Norwegian offshore wind services company Edda Wind ASA (FRA:VR1) has secured a five-year charter contract with turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) for one of its new-build service operation vessels (SOV).

The contract is set to commence in mid-2023, and the ship will operate at an offshore wind farm in France, Edda Wind said.

The vessel, the C-416, is currently under construction at the Astilleros Balenciaga shipyard in Spain.

With the latest assignment, Edda Wind secures long-term charter contracts for six out of its eight vessels in the fleet.

“Consequently, the company will be able to be selective on opportunities for the remaining part of the fleet,” the Norwegian company said in a statement.

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