New long-term contract for Edda Freya

New long-term contract for Edda Freya

DeepOcean and Østensjø Rederi extend the long standing relationship around the state-of-the-art Edda Freya vessel

“We are pleased that we have come to an agreement withDeepOcean for Edda Freya, a vessel that was designed together with and has been on contract with DeepOcean since delivery in 2016. We are satisfied with the terms and our long and solid relationship with DeepOcean.” says Kristian Vea, CEO of Østensjø Rederi.

Hilde Svendsen, CCO of Østensjø Rederi, and Ottar Mæland, COO of DeepOcean. Photo: Østensjø Rederi

Edda Freya is an advanced, hybrid-powered construction vessel suited for operations worldwide, designed by Salt Ship Design with a focus on cable laying operations, offshore constructions and advanced maintenance and repair operations. She was built by Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway. Edda Freya is one of three Østensjø Rederi- vessels on contract with DeepOcean.

“The new contract will commence on January 1st, 2023, for a 2 year charter with options for further extensions and rely on the long term relationship that DeepOcean and Østensjø Rederi have built based on our strong collaboration over the years. We look forward to working together in bringing sustainable solutions with a promising outlook for the offshore subsea market.” concludes Øyvind Mikaelsen, CEO of DeepOcean.


DeepOcean is a world-leading ocean services provider, enabling energy transition and sustainable use of ocean resources, offering survey, engineering, project management, installation, maintenance, and recycling services for oil and gas, offshore renewables, deep sea minerals, and other ocean services.

Across the global offices, DeepOcean is a trusted independent solutions provider with highly skilled industry experts, using world-class fit-for-purpose tools and technology to drive cost-efficient and safe operations. The company delivers innovative engineering solutions focusing on remote and unmanned operations and digitally-enabled services while continuously striving to lower the carbon footprint.


Østensjø Rederi is a privately owned company, established in 1974. Østensjø Rederi is a leading provider of fully integrated offshore services, and the group Company owns and operates vessels within offshore wind, terminal towage, offshore oil &gas and offshore accommodation. Østensjø Rederi is headquartered in Haugesund, Norway with offices in United Kingdom and Malta.