Trade Prize goes to ESVAGT

Press release   •   Mar 22, 2013 15:13 CET

The Esbjerg Development Trade Prize 2012 was awarded to the shipping company for spectacular results throughout the years.

- Acknowledgement and a pat on the shoulder for all of us.

This was the statement made by Søren Nørgaard Thomsen, Managing Director, referring to Esbjerg Development Trade Prize 2012, awarded to ESVAGT in connection with the Association’s New Year Reception.

- The Prize is a great honour. We are situated in a part of the country, undergoing progress and creating growth, and each year there are many candidates for the Prize. It is tough to become a winner in this field, Søren Nørgaard Thomsen says.

This point is emphasized by the fact that between them, the ten largest growth creators in the Municipality of Esbjerg, approximately 1,200 new work places were created during 2012.

- We are proud of the Prize, and I am happy to say that since the award, several people have expressed that it was about time that ESVAGT was awarded the Prize. It is the result of many years of impressive growth and spectacular results that lies behind the choice of ESVAGT, Søren Nørgaard Thomsen says.

”ESVAGT has received many distinctions for work carried out in an efficient manner, in connection with rescuing human lives and for protecting the environment. You are a well reputed company with devoted crews and employees, setting quality and safety at a very high level. In good combination with sound business practice, this is, without doubt, the foundation of your success.”

John Lesbo, Chairman for Esbjerg Trade Development, in his speech to ESVAGT.


ESVAGT received a vase with inscription as well as a cash reward for DKK10,000. The cash reward was donated by ESVAGT to Esbjerg Fishery and Shipping Museum.

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.