Edda Brint is equipped with a MacGregor crane and a soon to be installed MacGregor gangway. Left-right: Tom Fidjeland (GCE NODE), Isabelle-Louise Aabel (GCE NODE) and David Wallace (Captain of Edda Brint)

Edda Brint, a newbuild Service Operation Vessel for the offshore wind market, visited Kristiansand last Friday.

“We expect to see a lot more ships similar to this one, in the various ports in Agder in years to come,” says Tom Fidjeland, CEO of GCE NODE – as the region prepares for the building of wind farms in the North Sea.

Edda Brint is a purpose-built Service Operation vessel prepared for emission-free operations with a hydrogen-based propulsion system. The vessel will serve as the mother vessel for wind turbine technicians as they perform commissioning and maintenance work on offshore wind turbines. Edda Brint is 82.85 m in length and can accommodate up to 60 persons in total.

The ship came directly from the Astilleros Balenciaga yard in Spain, where it was built for the Norwegian company Edda Wind.
During a short stop-over in Kristiansand, more than 30 people from the supplier industry and business sector in Agder was invited onboard for a tour of the vessel.

Among the visitors were representatives from MacGregor. Edda Brint is already equipped with a MacGregor 3D crane, and soon to be equipped with a MacGregor Horizon 3D compensated gangway.

Starting in January, Edda Brint will serve wind the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm of the coast of Scotland.

Edda Brint came straight from the yard in Spain to Kristiansand.
Serial entrepreneur Bjarne Skeie was among the guests during a tour of Edda Brint.