A sense of responsibility permeates ESVAGT

Press release   •   Apr 11, 2019 09:00 CEST

'It is a real strength that in ESVAGT, we don’t work in silos only thinking about our own little area', says Peter Strandgaard, Head of Legal at ESVAGT.

My first 100 days – Peter Strandgaard, Head of Legal

‘My first 100 days at ESVAGT have been extremely educational and exciting. My work in legal has a wide scope; from HR, insurance, IT contracts, vessel and charter contracts to various legal elements in commercial decision making – also at board level. This wide scope is a major plus to the job. I enjoy being part of the process from idea to execution, and the journey throughout ESVAGT’s value chain is really interesting. It has taught me a great deal.’

‘I like being involved in business decisions and I feel that I have been warmly welcomed. It is a real strength that in ESVAGT, we don’t work in silos only thinking about our own little area. Law can be rather theoretical, so the trick for me is to inject commercial value to the business and in the operational work day with my legal background. Any business opportunity has an inherent risk. The work is not theoretical, it is very commercial and operational. I cannot merely refer to what the law stipulates and sit watching from an ivory tower. My job is to suggest a commercial, achievable and legal solution so that we do not expose ourselves inopportunely. I try to bring usable, practical solutions so that the inherent risk is clarified and reconciled whenever a business opportunity comes our way.’

‘One of ESVAGT’s qualities is that we are action-minded and agile, not only in our decisions but in everything we do. At the same time, there is substance and quality to what we do. That is something that we all share. A sense of responsibility permeates ESVAGT. There is a real connection between what we say and what we do.’


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 900 employees on- and offshore.