Efficiency at sea – Four decades of experience and innovation

Owner, Johannes Østensjø established Østensjø Rederi in 1974. His passion for innovation and vessel design, along with his dedication to move forward, has provided the company with an amazing history. In collaboration with long standing partners and exceptional employees, the company has been at the forefront of the maritime industry for over 40 years.

Est.

1974

history

Takes delivery of two unique purpose-built SOV's, Edda Passat and Edda Mistral. The SOV's commenced contract with Ørsted serving at the wind farms at Hornsea 1 and Race Bank

2018

innovation

Takes delivery of three powerful sisters: Dux, Pax, and Audax. 160-ton escort tugs with Wärtsila dual-fueled engines running on clean LNG. First dual-fueled escort tugs built in Europe. The tugs commenced long-term contract with Equinor Hammerfest LNG

2017

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Became the first shipping company in the world to get 9001:2015 accreditation from DNV GL.

2017

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The advanced Offshore Construction Vessel (OSV) Edda Freya is delivered. She is the largest investment in the history of the company. The Siemens BlueDrive plus C system is installed in combination with a large battery package, providing the vessel with a very good environmental footprint.

2016

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Became the first shipping company in the world to get 9001:2015 accreditation from DNV.

2016

history

Entered the renewable offshore wind segment with the commissioning of a service operation vessel on contract for Ørsted

2015

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Awarded two long-term tug contracts with Statoil on Melkøya and Sture terminal. The contract included seven new buildings.

2014

innovation

Developed a new diesel-electric propulsion system, Siemens Blue drive C, which uses less fuel and reduces NOx and emission of greenhouse gases. The system made Edda Ferd the world’s most environmentally friendly PSV at the time of her delivery.

2013

innovation

The monohull accommodation vessel Edda Fides came into service, becoming the first vessel of its type in the world. The accommodation vessel was also frist to introduce Voith Schneider propeller on such a vessel. She also commissioned innoative "Heave Compensated Offshore Gangway" system for use on offshore industry.

2011

innovation

Edda Flora is delivered, being the first IMR-/Light construction vessel with VSP.

2008

innovation

First in the world to introduce the following on a PSV vessel (Edda Fram): Voith Schneider propeller, active roll-reduction system and dedicated drill cutting tanks.

2007

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Took part in establishing well intervention company Deepwell.

2006

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Achieved the ISO: 14001 certification as one of the first companies in our field.

2005

innovation

To increase the steering force, we installed a Voith turbo fin on our VSP tractor tugs as one of the first in the field.

2005

innovation

The new Edda Fjord came into service, becoming the biggest platform supply vessel (PSV) anywhere in the world.

2002

innovation

The Ajax escort tug is commissioned. It is the largest and most powerful tug of its kind in the world at the time of delivery.

2000

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As the first vessel in our company the PSV Edda Freya had a DPII system installed.

1999

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Østensjø Rederi opened its office in Ireland in Cobh Cork Harbour.

1997

innovation

Introduced the hose catcher on Edda Frigg. A cargo hose-securing device that ensures the safety of the crew. Installed trip trays to collect oil spill on PSVs.

1997

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The tugs Thrax and Silex became the first tugs in the world to be issued with a Safety Management certificate by Det Norske Veritas (DNV).

1997

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Certified according to the International Safety Management (ISM). Code and Document of Compliance issued.

1996

history

Together with 40 shipping companies, we took part in establishing a maritime apprentice office for the west coast of Norway - Maritimt Opplæringskontor Sør/Vest Norge.

1996

history

Esso Fawley refinery in the UK signed a ten-year tug contract. Østensjø Rederi opened its first English office in Southampton.

1993

history

BREAKING POINT: With the company facing an uncertain future, we signed two extensive deals on the same day! The clients were Statoil and Norsk Hydro.

1987

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Developed and implemented our first quality management system.

1985

innovation

First in the world to install dynamic positioning (DP) on a PSV (Edda Fjord). Industry standard today.

1982

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Signed a contract with the giant new Kårstø gas terminal near Haugesund. The contract lasted until 2015.

1982

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Moved the cargo manifold area to a deck above main deck on Edda Fram. This to protect the personnel from shifting cargo.

1981

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Shell UK signed a platform supply vessel agreement with Østensjø Rederi.

1978

history

First major platform supply deal is signed with energy giant British Petroleum (BP) at the Forties field near Dundee.

1975

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Signed the first tug deal. It was not successful, but it formed the basis of the company’s future success in the towing segment.

1975

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First in the world to introduce high sides on platform supply vessels (PSV) to ensure deck workers safety. Industry standard today.

1975

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Østensjø Rederi was officially established in Haugesund, Norway. An office in Aberdeen, Scotland was also established.

1974

history

Signed the first deal for construction of four supply vessels with a shipyard in South Africa.

1973