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11,000 transfers performed

Press release   •   Sep 04, 2012 14:26 CEST

ESVAGT has modified the stern of the FRB 15 C, so that they are specially suited to dock at the offshore wind platforms.

Rush of business – especially in the offshore wind sector – gave an increased number of transfers in 2011 at ESVAGT: 11,000 in all.

The German and the Belgian sectors are relatively new waters to ESVAGT, but they are areas on the offshore map that are growing significantly – within ESVAGT as well.

This can be seen from the number of external transfers that in 2011 exceeded a total of 11,000 for the first time (set downs and pick ups) and with a considerable part of the transfers carried out in the offshore wind farms in the Belgian and the German sectors.

- The offshore wind market is very interesting to us, and the large amount of transfers carried out by ’Esvagt Supporter’ and other vessels both in the Belgian and the German sectors show that we have been able to expand our expertise to new fields within offshore, says Ib Hansen, Chartering Manager at ESVAGT.

Growing market

The offshore wind market is an investment area for several reasons. For one thing, there will be more wind farms and another they will be positioned further ashore. That makes the ESVAGT way of transferring people even more attractive.

- The further the farms are positioned from land the better for us. When it is a long way from the coast to the farm, it takes much too long time to transport people back and forth in the traditional way. That’s where our methods are more effective, says Ib Hansen

ESVAGT is a dedicated provider of safety and support at sea, founded on an experienced and well-trained offshore crew and unmatched rescue capabilities.

We support the offshore Oil & Gas industries with a wide range of specialized services: Standby, Emergency Response and Resque Vessels (ERRV), Oil spill response, Firefighting, Tanker assists, Rig moves, Supply services and Interfield transfer of cargo and personnel.

In 2010, ESVAGT brought the dedicated offshore wind Service Operation Vessels (SOV) to the market. The SOVs provide accommodation for up to 40 technicians, storage for small turbine parts and a workshop, plus personnel and equipment transfer capabilities by either Walk-to-Work gangway system or Safe Transfer Boats.

ESVAGT was founded in 1981 and has a fleet of more than 40 vessels and more than 900 employees on- and offshore.