Extensive modernisation of group 3 vessels

Press release   •   Jan 29, 2016 08:55 CET

The 'Esvagt Preserver' was stripped right back before being rebuilt.

With the refurbishment of the ’Esvagt Preserver’, five of ESVAGT’s eight group 3 vessels have received an extensive life-extension refit at the shipyard in Søby.

ESVAGT’s group 3 vessels include both the oldest and smallest craft in the fleet – but that doesn’t mean that they do not need the same care and attention.

Many of the vessels in the group have been given a life-extending refit at the Søby shipyard, where technical inspector, Svend Aage Korup, supervises and coordinates the work.

“Needs vary from ship to ship but what they all have in common is that modern requirements for performance are very different today than when the vessels were built; in terms of fuel economy and comfort,” says Svend Aage Korup.

The latest refit of the ’Esvagt Preserver’, illustrates this point rather well.

“One of the biggest changes on the ’Esvagt Preserver’ is the new forward thrust azimuth, which meets requirements for fuel economy and emissions as well as comfort for the crew and guests. The azimuth can provide all the power needed 80 percent of the time and saves having to have the main engine running. This saves on emissions, noise and vibrations,” says Svend Aage Korup.

Another example is the rebuilding of the wheelhouse to make space for a sofa arrangement.

”The ’Esvagt Preserver’ often sails with service technicians on board and they would like to have somewhere on the bridge where they can see out. This has now been provided,” he says.

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.