Futuristic-style ship turning heads in Plymouth


A massive ship has docked in Plymouth’s Victoria Wharf - but just for two days and a night. The futuristic-looking ship has been turning heads with its bright design and prominent presence, she will sail away again on Tuesday July 9.

Edda Wind’s new build, the Sudri Enabler sailed into Plymouth Sound for its first port visit enroute from its Spanish shipyard to Norway. The newbuild vessel has been designed with unparalleled flexibility and operability for operations anywhere in the world.

At almost 90m long she is a hybrid CSOV (Commissioning Service Operation Vessel). She is prepared for emission-free operations with a hydrogen-based propulsion system can accommodate up to 120 crew, has 400m2 of warehouse, and 500m2 of deck space.

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Cllr Tudor Evans OBE, Leader Plymouth City Council said: “Plymouth has a strategic role to play in Labour’s green energy revolution. In just a few years’ time, this type of vessel could be constructing and commissioning windfarms without generating carbon emissions off the SW coasts.

"It is vital that we support the infrastructure and skills across the city and supply chain to make sure that Plymouth and Plymothians benefit from this.”

Captain Rune Gangassaeter on the Sudri Enabler
Captain Rune Gangassaeter on the Sudri Enabler -Credit:Katie Oborn

Captain Richard Allan, chief executive, harbour master for the Cattewater said: “We are excited to welcome Captain Gangassaeter and his ship to Plymouth for the first time, having worked on similar vessels in my at-sea career it's fantastic to see this next generation vessel with all its capabilities.

"This design is a game changer. This is the second of six new builds that has chosen Plymouth to use, prior to operations in the North Sea.

"Plymouth can provide the core port activities, for mobilising vessels. This important value chain which includes support and enabling services preparing the vessel before operations.”

The Sudri Enabler sailed into Plymouth Sound for its first port visit
The Sudri Enabler sailed into Plymouth Sound for its first port visit -Credit:Katie Oborn

Cllr Tom Briars-Delve, cabinet member for environment and climate change, and joint chair of Mount Edgcumbe Joint Committee, said: "An honour to welcome Sudri Enabler to Plymouth. It has been designed to construct wind farms across the globe whilst being operationally net zero.

"Our Labour Government has committed to quadrupling offshore wind. Our Labour Council is ensuring we benefit from green jobs here."

The stunning Sudri Enabler will set sail tomorrow evening. The vessel will then leave Plymouth Sound and head to her next destination of Norway.

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