Edda Accommodation orders another accommodation vesselVessel & ROV News // March 14, 2013
Edda Accommodation, which is part of Østensjø Rederi, has placed an order for a new monohull accommodation vessel plus one optional vessel at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd.
The company said that by placing this order Edda Accommodation is expanding the commercial and technical success of its existing accommodation vessel, Edda Fides.
"This next generation offshore accommodation vessel, designed by Salt Ship Design, is 155m long and will have a total accommodation capacity of 800 persons in one or two men cabins," said the company. "The interior of the vessel is of executive standard, and will include 850m2 office space as well as recreation areas, such as modern gym, sauna, two swimming pools, conference rooms and an auditorium." Delivery of the first vessel will be in June 2015.
The newbuild will be equipped with a heave compensated telescopic gangway with a length of 55.5m. In addition, a cargo deck area of 2,000m2, a 120 tonne rig support crane and two supply cranes, will make the vessel highly suitable for cargo handling and construction support.
When finished, the vessel will provide construction support and additional living quarters for support personnel during commissioning, maintenance and decommissioning of offshore installations world-wide. The vessel is also designed for operating in Arctic areas.