ESVAGT to service Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm

Press release   •   Jan 15, 2015 06:39 CET

ESVAGT continues to consolidate its activities in the offshore wind energy market.

Just before Christmas, ESVAGT signed a contract for servicing the offshore wind farm, ’Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm’, an approximately 400 MW offshore wind farm off the east coast of England. From autumn 2016, the wind farm will be serviced by an ESVAGT SOV (Service Operation Vessel) that has been specially designed for the purpose.

The contract, which runs for five years plus options, is, according to ESVAGT’s CEO Søren Nørgaard Thomsen, ’significant’:

”We are proud that Statoil, as the operator of the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm, shows us the confidence and belief in both our concept and skills”, says Søren Nørgaard Thomsen.

The right strategy

In recent years, ESVAGT has focused on establishing itself in offshore wind. At the beginning of 2015, two newly built ESVAGT vessels will start servicing the ’Baltic 2’ and ’Butendiek’ offshore wind farm and with the Dudgeon Wind Farm, ESVAGT now has four significant contracts for offshore wind servicing vessels.

To Søren Nørgaard Thomsen, this confirms that ESVAGT has chosen the right strategy:

”Our targeted commitment to offshore wind has proven to be correct and we are looking forward to establishing ourselves further in this business area”, says Søren Nørgaard Thomsen.

The new contract is expected to mean about 40 new jobs at ESVAGT.

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.