ESVAGT divides its HSEQ function in two

Press release   •   May 03, 2018 12:05 CEST

ESVAGT has appointed Lise Bjerning Terp as new Head of QA & Management Secretariat and Asger Stürtzel Sørensen as new Head of HSE.

The new organisation in ESVAGT will strengthen both its focus on HSE and its continual optimisation of internal processes within service delivery.

ESVAGT's ambition to increase its focus on both safety and quality has prompted ESVAGT to divide its important HSEQ area into two.

HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) and QA (Quality Assurance) are core competences in ESVAGT and both require full focus, says CEO Kristian Ole Jakobsen:

"We want to further strengthen both activities by dedicating the right competences to them. Both areas are truly central for what we stand for and the quality we deliver to our customers," he says.

35-year-old Asger S. Sørensen will be the new Head of HSE. He has been with ESVAGT since 2010 both at sea as navigator and in Ship Management – Operation as Fleet Manager.

"HSE is deeply integrated within ESVAGT; it is the starting point for all our operations and the services that we deliver. HSE functions in close cooperation with the vessels, operations and the technical department – and I am pleased to be a part of continuing to form the framework that makes our workplace a safe place for all of us," says Asger S. Sørensen.

Head of ESVAGT's Management Secretariat, Lise Bjerning Terp, 50 years old, will take on the responsibility for the QA function as new Head of QA & Management Secretariat.

"ESVAGT has a tradition of building competences, optimising processes and equipment and for sharing knowledge and experience – especially within the fleet. We have now started to systematically document our processes to ensure that we are well equipped for even more growth, and this is something that I am looking forward to playing an active role in," says Lise Bjerning Terp.

Lise Bjerning Terp has been with ESVAGT since 2014 and has previously worked as HSEQ Manager at HYTOR and Business Process Manager at Semco Maritime.


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 Resque 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.