Award for new building

Press release   •   Jan 28, 2015 20:14 CET

ESVAGT’s new premises photographed by Poul Madsen, Profoto for Esbjerg County’s City Foundation.

The City Foundation at the County of Esbjerg, Esbjerg Kommunes Byfond, has awarded ESVAGT’s new premises an award for ‘striking commercial premises in a unique location.

ESVAGT’s new premises on Dokvej has enriched the harbour of Esbjerg with a handsome building.

That is what the City Foundation at the County of Esbjerg think, which is why they have awarded the building with both a prize and a plaque:

”It seems like the building has cast anchor behind the Fanoe Ferry and that the ship is boarded via a gangway,” said the judging panel as it explained its choice of ESVAGT as winner. The panel also commended the “ship’s deck on all levels” and” open facades like a ship’s bridge”, before concluding:

”A very handsome building that interacts with its unique location”.

The award has delighted ESVAGT; especially as the recognition clearly draws reference to ESVAGT’s work at sea:

”The maritime influence on the building is one of the characteristics that has been highly praised,” says Bjarne Poulsen, Chief Financial Officer for ESVAGT:

”We are very pleased with the award and owe the engineers and architects our appreciation for bringing our request for a building with a maritime influence to life within a budget that was not an extravagant one. We have also had good tradesmen that have been dedicated to the job,” he says.


The City Foundation at the County of Esbjerg, Esbjerg Kommunes Byfond, advises and supports external renovations of preservation-worthy buildings in the County of Esbjerg. Awards are also given to good examples of new buildings or renovations.

Prizes are rarely awarded to commercial buildings. Over the last five years only two other commercial buildings have been honoured; Jysk Landbrugsrådgivning, John Tranums Vej 25, Esbjerg in 2010 and SE, Edison Park 1, Esbjerg in 2013. 

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.