Fincantieri through its subsidiary Vard, has signed the contract with a new client Edda Wind, for the construction of four Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOV). The first two vessels are expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2025, the third and fourth in 2026.
The contract has a total value of Fincantieri EU€250 million. Edda Wind has also secured options for 2+2 additional CSOVs at the same contract prices, with deliveries in 2025 and 2026, it declared.
“We are particularly satisfied with this result, which meets many directions of our development. It restates the value of the offshore wind sector as the third cornerstone of our core business, alongside cruise and defense, adding a new and ambitious client to our portfolio,” explained Pierroberto Folgiero, CEO of Fincantieri. “Furthermore, the order confirms Fincantieri’s role as a technological partner for companies intending to strengthen their fleet with cutting-edge products. A double recognition by the market, which reflects the industrial identity that our Group intends to affirm with determination.”
With the order, the company has said, it reaffirms itself as a ‘prime mover’ in the construction of support vessels for the wind offshore sector, which is one of the core businesses identified by the company’s new strategic plan.
Edda Wind’s ships are added to the 11 CSOVs or Service Operation Vessels (SOV) in potfolio, along with two cable laying vessels. Thanks to its know-how and leadership, the company will seize further opportunities resulting from the increase in the total installed capacity expected by 2030 and in the additional need for vessels in the wind farms.