Nor-Shipping announced today Edda Ferd Platform Supply Vessel is nominated for the 2013 Nor-Shipping Next Generation Ship Award. HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway will present the award when announced at the Opening Conference on June 4, 2013.
The Next Generation Ship Award recognizes the yard, designer or owner with the most promising design idea for a ship that will be at sea in the coming decade.
Edda Ferd PSV features a new propulsion concept including diesel generator sets with variable rpm developed together with Siemens’ BlueDrive Plus C concept. A hybrid solution with two battery packages further reduces fuel consumption and emissions. The companies behind the Edda Ferd include Astilleros Gondan, Siemens Norway, Skipsteknisk AS, Carl J. Amundsen Consulting Marine Engineers and Naval Architects, and Østensjø Rederi.
The vessel is under construction at Astilleros Gondan in Spain, and will be delivered in October 2013.
OSJ’s Environmental Award 2013
Norwegian shipowner Østensjø Rederi AS, the owner of the vessel, in February won Offshore Support Journal’s Environmental Award 2013 for Edda Ferd. The Environmental Award is awarded to a company, project or product that has made a significant contribution to a reduction in the environmental footprint of the OSV industry.
According to the owner, Edda Ferd, of Skipsteknisk’s ST-920 design, will, once delivered, be the most environmentally friendly PSV in the world.
Below is a video of the hull launching ceremony held in Spain in October last year: