Saturday 12 March Edda Wind celebrated the naming ceremony of Edda Breeze. The traditional ceremony where a bottle of champagne was sacrificed for good luck took place at Astilleros Gondan Shipyard in Spain.
The Lady Sponsor was Hélène Huby, the wife of Jean Huby, CEO of Ocean Breeze. Hélène is Co-Founder & CEO at The Exploration Company, a company developing technology for space exploration. They have four children and the three youngest Paul, Thérèse and Mathilde attended the ceremony.
From the left: Kenneth Walland, CEO Edda Wind, Lady Sponsor Hélène Huby and Álvaro Platero, Owner/General Director Astilleros Gondan
Edda Breeze is a purpose-built Commissioning Service Operation vessel (CSOV) designed with unparalleled flexibility and operability, prepared for emission-free operations with a hydrogen-based propulsion system. The vessel will serve as mother vessel for wind turbine technicians as they perform commissioning and maintenance work on offshore wind turbines. The CSOVs is 88.3 in length and can accommodate up to 120 persons in total.
The contract with Ocean Breeze at Bard 1 Wind Farm commenced in second quarter of 2021 and has a firm period of 11 years. The contract is currently served by frontrunner Edda Fjord before Edda Breeze will be delivered in second quarter 2022.
“Yet another milestone for Edda Wind. I want to thank everyone contributing to making this day so special. Thank you to Gondan Shipyard for their effort in building this vessel, and same to all others who have worked on this project. Also, a big thank you to Hélène Huby for doing us the honor of being the Lady Sponsor”, says CEO in Edda Wind Kenneth Walland.
Edda Breeze is almost completed and are now being prepared for her sea trials followed by installation of the gangway system before commencing operations at Bard Offshore 1 wind farm in July.