Edda Wind secures newbuild CSOV Sudri Enabler charter deal

Norway’s offshore wind service specialist Edda Wind has secured a time charter contract with an undisclosed large international engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contractor for the vessel Sudri Enabler.

The unit is scheduled to be delivered from the yard at the end of June and following commissioning and testing, the vessel will go straight into operation for the client.

The Kenneth Walland-led Edda Wind said the charter deal has a duration until the second quarter of 2025 and is at rates which supports the company’s view on strong market fundamentals in the offshore wind space.

This is Edda Wind’s first contract with an EPCI contractor, and first job related to the growing cable laying activity in offshore wind.

Kenneth Walland, chief executive of Edda Wind, noted that the charter contract demonstrates Edda Wind’s ability to secure charter contracts for its newbuilds upon delivery from the yard.

He also emphasized that with this deal the company is fully booked for all its vessels until the end of the third quarter of 2024.