ESVAGT strengthens its operations in the UK

Press release   •   May 24, 2017 08:35 CEST

Claus T. Sørensen has taken on the position of Managing Director for the UK at ESVAGT’s office in Aberdeen.

Claus T. Sørensen will spearhead ESVAGT’s operations in the British market from the office in Aberdeen.

To expand and strengthen ESVAGT’s development in the British market, 51 year old Claus T. Sørensen has taken on the position of Managing Director for the UK at the shipping company’s office in Aberdeen.

“Over the last few years, ESVAGT has moved from being a leading Scandinavian operator to being a large operator in the entire North Sea. Such ambition requires a strong presence close to UK customers. It is the largest market in the North Sea, which is why we have employed a strong and experienced leader who, together with our chartering department in Esbjerg, can spearhead our efforts,” says Søren Karas, Chief Commercial Officer for ESVAGT.

ESVAGT activities in both the offshore oil and gas and offshore wind energy markets in the British sector are already increasing. This needs supporting and developing further:

“The British market is very important to us and we have clear ambitions for growth. We believe that we have something to offer. We have strong solutions for safety and support, over 35 years of experience that very few can match, and we are market leader in several areas. That offers us and our customers opportunities in the British market that we are now dedicated to fulfilling,” says Søren Karas.

Claus T. Sørensen has 25 years of experience in the offshore industry, primarily with A.P. Møller Mærsk where he, most recently, was Chief Operation Officer for Maersk Supply. He will take over from Nigel K. Taylor. 


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 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.