General – Newbuilds Delayed
Offshore wind service vessel company Edda Wind says that two of its newbuilds vessels that were scheduled to commence operations in January will not enter service until March due to delays in the installation of key systems in Denmark.
The Norwegian firm announced in regulatory filing that Edda Breeze and Edda Brint have both been delivered from their respective yards in Spain, and they are currently in the process of receiving their gangway systems in Denmark.
Based on progress so far and the scope of the remaining work, the company estimates that there will be a delay in completing the installation and commissioning of the gangways.
“Both Edda Breeze and Edda Brint are now expected to commence their respective long-term charter contracts during March 2023,” said the company.
Delivery of service operation vessel (SOV) Edda Goelo – which is under construction at the Astilleros Balenciaga shipyard in Spain – will also be delayed, meaning the vessel will be ready for operations in the third quarter rather than mid-year.
Edda Wind is working to minimize the delays, since the vessels have already been contracted for long term charters.