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    Edda Accommodation orders purpose-built flotel

    Vessel & ROV News // May 2, 2007

    Edda Accommodation has placed an order for what it claims is the offshore industry's first purpose built flotel.

    Edda Accommodation, which is part of the Østensjø Group, is extending the Group's services by presenting a purpose built offshore accommodation vessel for a total of 600 personnel.

    The vessel - Edda TBN - will be the first purpose built monohull to provide accommodation services to the offshore industry.

    The vessel will be delivered end 2009.

    Edda TBN will be 130m long with a breadth of 27m and will be equipped with a telescopic gangway installed on the 1,400m3 deck with one heave compensated knuckle boom crane and to marine deck cranes.

    The large free deck area to be used in connection with offshore construction work or as storage area.

    The emphasis in the design of the vessel will be on low fuel consumption, low emissions, and precise dynamic positioning (DP 3), with a well proven reference system.

    Five Voith Schneider propellers will provide a very accurate and stable positioning system and low fuel consumption compared to other propulsion systems. The ship will also have a helicopter deck with refueling plant, and a mix of executive cabins, offices, conference rooms, satellite communication, internet cafe, wireless net, television, fitness rooms, sauna, swimming pool, recreation areas, and a cinema.

    The value of the vessel is approximately NKr 850 million, and the yard that will build the vessel will be announced later this month.


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