Crew change vessels with fixed harbour base

Press release   •   Jan 29, 2016 09:19 CET

ESVAGT’s crew change vessels will get a fixed base midway between logistics, the office and the workshops.

ESVAGT is all about vessels and working at sea. It is therefore rather symbolic that crew change vessels will now have a fixed base on the quayside right in the middle of everything.

The ’Esvagt Beta’ and the ’Esvagt Alpha’ have been given a place in the section of Dokhavnen that is surrounded by the buildings that make up ESVAGT’s headquarters, giving them a fixed base midway between the offices, logistics and workshops.

This is advantageous in a number of ways, says Kristian Ole Jakobsen, Chief Operating Officer for ESVAGT:

“We wanted to gather all the company facilities at one address because it gives good synergy. Placing the vessels so close to the office, logistics and workshops strengthens dialogue between vessel and onshore and makes it much easier for everyone to meet,” he says.

This placement also means that the crew change vessels own crew and crew members from other vessels have easier access to the newly opened Crew Centre on the first floor of the logistics building.

The fixed base has also opened the door to a green initiative:

”We have installed switchboards on the quayside so we can use onshore power on board the moored vessels. This reduces emissions as the motors on board the vessel are no longer used to generate the electricity needed on board,” says Kristian Ole Jakobsen.

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.