Østensjø Rederi (ØR) has signed a contract to sell Edda Fonn to the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN).
The vessel will be outfitted with dive-, ROV- and hydrographic system by ØR early next year, before being delivered to the RNZN in Auckland in May 2019. The modifications are as per RNZN specification and will be carried out in close cooperation with the purchaser. Once ready for operations, Edda Fonn will replace two vessels that have been decommissioned from the RNZN.
“Edda Fonn was built in 2003 and has served our company to great satisfaction. However, we are very pleased with the sale, and it will give our company opportunity to reinvest in new tonnage”, says CEO Kenneth Walland.
For further details, please see attached link to a press release issued by the New Zealand Ministry of Defence. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/106470858/govt-buys-new-navy-ship-with-remaining-money-after-frigate-blowout
For more information, please contact:
Kenneth Walland, CEO, Østensjø Rederi
Phone: +47 916 93 418