ESVAGT's first long-term contract in the UK extended again

Press release   •   Jun 17, 2019 09:05 CEST

The ‘Esvagt Observer’ will continue at the Beryl field for a minimum of 4 additional years.

Apache North Sea has extended its contract with the ‘Esvagt Observer,’ a standby vessel which has been servicing the Beryl field, 335 kilometres North East of Aberdeen, since 2004. The contract extension is for four years, with additional extension options of up to four years.

In 2004, the ‘Esvagt Observer’ was the first ESVAGT vessel to be assigned to a long-term contract in UK sector. Today ESVAGT operates 19 vessels in the UK market.

‘ESVAGT has grown to become a leading provider of safety and support at sea services in the strategically important UK market’, says Jens Bagger, Head of Chartering at ESVAGT:

‘In addition to providing standby cover for the Beryl field, the ‘Esvagt Observer’ performs tanker assist services and maintenance of the single point mooring equipment. We look forward to continuing our long-term relationship with Apache’.


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 Rescue 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.