Norway’s Edda Wind has delayed the start of charters for two of its service operation vessels (SOVs), the company announced.

The delivery of a third being built in Spain has also been delayed, it added in a regulatory filing.

Newly built Edda Breeze and Edda Brint were due to be delivered this month but due to a delay in completing the installation and commissioning of the gangway systems in Denmark the vessels will now be ready in March, Edda Wind said in a regulatory filing.

A third vessel — Edda Goelo — being built at Balenciaga yard in Spain also faces delay and will be ready for operations in the third quarter of 2023, the company said.

“Edda Wind, together with the yard and suppliers, are working to minimise such delays”, it said.

The company has four SOVs on the water, including the Edda Breeze and Edda Brint, and nine more on order, including four further SOVs.

Edda Wind, set up by Norwegian owner Ostensjo Rederi, has since welcomed the Wilhelmsen group, John Fredriksen and Idan Ofer as shareholders.