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The ’Esvagt Dana’ performs superbly as diving support vessel

Press release   •   Mar 24, 2020 10:45 CET

The 'Esvagt Dana' demonstrated high manoeuvrability and agility in supporting Vår Energi and SubseaPartner's dive operations

The ‘Esvagt Dana’ has been servicing Vår Energi and SubseaPartner with diving operations in the Barents Sea – a solid success.

"It’s a diving vessel!"

That is the clear message coming from the divers who had the ‘Esvagt Dana’ as their base during last year’s operations on the Goliat platform in the Barents Sea.

"The ‘Esvagt Dana’ provided dive support to 40 divers on board, and all parties have been particularly satisfied”, says Toni Mignola, Vår Energi.

The vessel created a good platform for this type of operation where high manoeuvrability and agility to support dive operations was reached. The vessel operated safely and competently inside the safety zone close to Goliat, and the ensemble including the Fast Rescue Boat transport worked excellently.

Anders Remøy Bertelsen, Chief Operations Officer at SubseaPartner also praises the vessel and crew:

"Using Light Diving Crafts for diving operations in close vicinity of installations requires a dedicated mother vessel to obtain a high operational efficiency. The method involves a large amount of personnel transfers between the mother vessel and our Light Diving Craft, and we were very satisfied of the ‘Esvagt Dana’s performance", says Anders Remøy Bertelsen:

"The ‘Esvagt Dana’s marine crew performed the tasks at the highest safety standard, and SubseaPartner dive team members later emphasized this to be one of the most successful campaigns with regards to the shuttle transfer all because of the professional and competent marine crew on board the ‘Esvagt Dana", he adds.

Good performance

The experience was just as much of a pleasure for ESVAGT. Captain Jann Bach has nothing but praise for the crew and vessel:

"The vessel is excellent for the job. The vessel's arrangement comprised of single man cabins, useful facilities and direct access to working on deck have all been ideal for the divers – we have had a comfortable work period together, a continued all-time low fuel consumption, and the optimal surroundings for getting the job done, which the divers have highly appreciated this", he says.

"We can also be proud of the crew’s job of accomplishing the job in a tremendous way. The Barents Sea offers difficult work in challenging weather, and we have drawn on ESVAGT’s strong safety culture and unique boat competences to a great extent", says Jann Bach:

"We carried out 2,080 FRC david operations and 1,997 personnel transfers over the span of 24 days, and we have had no personal injury nor near miss. Vessel performance with notable low energy efficiency and boat performance were both impeccable. We haven’t had one negative learning card, only positive. We can be proud about that", he emphasises.

About ESVAGT

ESVAGT is a dedicated provider of safety and support at sea and a market leader within offshore wind solutions. 

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

We service offshore wind farms and have a fleet of dedicated Service Operation Vessels (SOV), which ESVAGT pioneered in 2010. The SOVs provide accommodation for technicians, spare time facilities, offices and conference room, storage for small turbine parts, workshops, etc. The SOV offers flexible 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 approximately 1000 employees on- and offshore.