The M/V Edda Fjord, an oil services supply vessel of Østensjø Group, undergoing conversion to provide accommodation services for a total of 450 people, in late 2005, in the Gulf of Mexico. The converted MV Edda Fjord was used to support repair work on BP’s Thunder Horse installation, which had been damaged during Hurricane Dennis. The MV Edda Fjord was connected to the platform by means of a gangway and took advantage of the dynamic positioning system onboard to maintain a precise and continuous position.

In the following years, and as a consequence of the excellent performance of Edda Fjord, several companies decided to build their own flotel ships.