Norwegian honours for ESVAGT

Press release   •   Sep 22, 2014 17:56 CEST

250 participants at the 6th annual ’Beredskapskonference’ in Tromsø applaud Ole Ditlev Nielsen, Chief Commercial & Safety Officer for ESVAGT, the proud recipient of the ’Beredskapsprisen’ on behalf of the shipping company.

ESVAGT is the first foreign shipping company to receive the prestigious ’Beredskapsprisen’, The Emergency Preparedness Award. ESVAGT’s high standards behind award.

”The company has been one of the leading operators with rescue capabilities under extreme weather conditions for many years. With its history of rescue actions, it has demonstrated excellence in both crew and equipment by performing successful rescue operations under difficult and challenging weather conditions.”

This was the reason the committee that organises the ’Beredskapsprisen’ The Emergency Preparedness Award gave for choosing ESVAGT as this year’s winner during the emergency services conference in Tromsø this June.

The ’Beredskapsprisen’ is considered to be a particularly prestigious award within the industry and is among the best awards offered in the Norwegian offshore industry. It is presented at a conference held by Fagforbundet Industri og Energi, the national trade union for industry and energy, and Norsk Olje og Gass, Norwegian oil and gas. 250 representatives from all branches related to the Norwegian offshore industry take part in the conference.

They all gave ESVAGT a hearty round of applause and kind compliments when the shipping company received the award:

”The recipient of the ’Beredskapsprisen’ has focussed on providing standby emergency services from the very beginning. The company’s core values have always been the same, where continual improvement, proactivity, honesty and motivation are central,” were just some of the kind words.


Managing Director, Søren Nørgaard Thomsen, is delighted with the award, which he sees as very important:

”The prize is a major recognition for the work that ESVAGT stands for. It is not just a tribute to the work we do today but also, and to a large degree, recognition for the work that the company has done throughout its lifetime since it was founded in 1981.

”The award is a sign that we are still considered one of the best and that our way of operating is appreciated. Receiving such an award in the Norwegian sector is a very big honour. This area is known for demanding high standards for safety, quality and innovation – and is also our largest area in terms of number of vessels and crews. It is a demanding area to perform in – but we do. We are therefore delighted to receive the ‘Beredskapsprisen’, especially as we are the first foreign operator to do so,” he says.


ESVAGT becomes member of a fine club as recipient of ’Beredskapsprisen’. Previous winners are:

- Statoil

- Petroleumstilsynet

- Eni

- Conrad Mohr

- Redningsselskapet

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.