Edda Flotel to be built in SpainVessel & ROV News // July 4, 2007
Astillero Barreras in Spain will build Edda Accommodation's new vessel.
Edda Accommodation has placed an order for what it claims will be the world's largest purpose-built offshore accommodation and service vessel at Astillero Barreras in Vigo in Spain.
Edda Accommodation, part of the Østensjø Group, is extending the Group's services by building a purpose-built offshore accommodation and service vessel for a total of 600 personnel. The vessel will be delivered at the end of 2009 at a price of NKr 850 million.
The vesel - which has yet to be named - has been designed to meet clients' requirements for safety, efficiency, comfort and low emissions to the environment.
The vessel's dynamic positioning system (DP 3) and five Voith Schneider propellers will provide a precise and stable position, resulting in low fuel consumption compared to other propulsion systems.
Edda TBN - which will be 130m long with a breadth of 27m - will be equipped with a telescopic gangway installed on the 1,400m2 deck with a heave compensated knuckleboom crane and two marine deck cranes.
The gangway will provide safe passage of personnel from the vessel to offshore installation.
The cabins and offices on board are of executive standard with additional recreation areas, such as fitness rooms, sauna, swimming pool and cinema.
The new vessel will be particularly suitable for operations in Gulf of Mexico, West Africa and South East Asia, but also in more exposed areas such as the North Sea, Canada, and the Northern part of the Pacific Ocean.
The accommodation and service vessel will also be suited for transporting personnel to and from offshore installations
Since 2004, Østensjø Rederi AS has provided offshore accommodation by using the PSV Edda Fjord. Edda Fjord has, with great success, provided accommodation to the Shell's Bonga FPSO offshore Nigeria with 330 beds, and later 450 beds to the BP's Thunderhorse platform in US Gulf of Mexico.