First SOV built in Spain on sea trials
Yesterday, the first SOV (Service Operation Vessel) built in Spain, Edda Passat, left the Ria del Eo to head towards the Port of Gijón, where she will be for the next weeks to complete her sea trials programme.
Built by GONDAN for the Norwegian shipowner Østensjø Rederi A / S, the vessel will operate for Ørsted, in the wind farm of Race Bank, off the coast of the United Kingdom.
Edda Passat, as well as her sister vessel, Edda Mistral, have about 81 m length and 17 m beam. They have the capacity to accommodate up to 40 technicians who will perform maintenance tasks in these wind farms, and a crew of about 20 people.
Both vessels are equipped with an UPTIME 23 m length heave compensated “walk-to-work” gangway, a cutting edge 3D compensated crane and a CTV landing system with bunkering facility. In addition to the gangway, the on-board-fitted 11 m daughter craft will allow the safe transfer of maintenance technicians to the offshore wind turbines.