27 April 2016
An illustration of the Edda Fortis. Credit: Edda Accommodation
Edda Accommodation says it has decided to cancel its order for a newbuild accommodation vessel at Hyundai Heavy Industries due to extensive delays.
The vessel, which was to be named Edda Fortis, was ordered in March 2014 with delivery originally scheduled for June 2015.
At the time of its order, the 155-meter vessel was described as a next-generation accommodation vessel with accommodation capacity of 800 people and an interior design known as “executive standard”, with 850 square meters of office space, a modern gym, sauna, two swimming pools, conference rooms and an auditorium.
The vessel was ordered based on the success of Edda Accommodation’s first vessel, Edda Fides, which was delivered in 2011 and is the world’s only monohulled, DP3 accommodation vessel. The vessel is operated by Østensjø Rederi, a Norwegian marine services group that specializes in the offshore and towage markets.
Fortunately for Hyundai Heavy the vessel looks practically complete, so it could potentially be a pretty good deal for someone needing to house 800 people offshore. Here it is pictured in what must be the waters off Ulsan:
An undated file photo of the newbuild Edda Fortis under in South Korea. Photo credit: Edda Accommodation