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Feb 1 - Edda Fides

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The Edda Fides is the first floating hotel (flotel) and service vessel in the world that was built exclusively for the offshore oil and gas industry. 

Built:               2011
Length:         130 m
Breadth:         27 m
Tonnage:      20323

Spanish shipbuilder Astillero Barreras, located in Vigo, was contracted in July 2007 for the construction of the offshore accommodation vessel. Global ship design group Vik-Sandvik, which was acquired by Wartsila in July 2008, was the designer of the vessel.  Construction commenced in November 2008 and the vessel was launched in March 2010. Naming ceremony for the vessel was held in March 2011 in Vigo.  Edda Fides is a monohull ship built in accordance with DNV’s ‘Clean Design’ notation. This environmentally friendly vessel is provided with sewage treatment facilities for black and grey water. The hydraulically operated gangway is designed to operate in a wave height of 5m. The vessel has a refuelling plant on board to service helicopters on its deck. Along with 310 cabins that accommodate up to 600 people, the vessel provides a sweat room, exercise room, swimming pool, library and a theatre.



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