ESVAGT’s next ERRV well launched

Press release   •   Feb 16, 2018 08:42 CET

H-053 short time after the launch at Cemre Shipyard.

H-053 has been launched – still ahead are 3 months of work to ready the vessel for its 12 year contract in the South Arne field. 

The 82 metre long ERRV H-053 was launched from the Cemre Shipyard in Turkey at the beginning of January.

There are still 3 more months of work to be done at the shipyard before the vessel can set sail for Esbjerg.

“There are around 170 people constantly working on board now, and the largest single job is installing the fuel optimising Blue Drive-system,” says John Laustsen, Project Director for ESVAGT:

H-053 will be one of the largest and most modern ERRV in ESVAGT’s fleet and its charter for the next 12 years for Hess in the South Arne field will bring new duties. For the last 17 years, ESVAGT has been servicing Hess in South Arne with standby vessels, supply vessels and connecting work to tank vessels. From now on, ESVAGT will also supply servicing, maintenance and inspection of the tubing system. In addition, the new ERRV will make it possible to service work on the unmanned platforms in the area; something that up to now has been performed by specialised vessels.


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.