Working closely with the customer results in high SOV efficiency

Press release   •   Sep 20, 2018 10:00 CEST

The customer's technicians and the crew work together to think out of the box. This cooperation is essential for maximum efficiency.

A shared crew: Good cooperation between ESVAGT and its customer maximises uptime and increases operating efficiency in offshore wind farms.

Since their launch in 2015, ESVAGT’s purpose-built SOV vessels have established themselves as the most efficient vessels in the industry for servicing wind farms.

Much of this success is due to innovative solutions for both concept and design, such as the SOV concept with the walk-to-work gangway and the ESVAGT Safe Transfer Boat (STB) for fast, safe and efficient transfer of technicians and goods.

“An equally important factor in the success of the SOV lies in the excellent cooperation between the crew and the customer's technicians onboard”, says Rune Østergaard, Head of Commercial Wind for ESVAGT:

"It doesn't look as spectacular as a gyro-compensated gangway system or a specially developed STB, but the excellent cooperation between the company's people on board and the crew has been crucial for the great success of the SOV,” says Rune Østergaard.

We do it smarter

Cooperation is the prerequisite for a well-planned day that ensures maximum efficiency and utilises every aspect of the SOV concept.

"In everyday life, ESVAGT crews and the customer’s technicians on board the SOV vessels work as one team; as one united crew. Therein lies much of its value. The combined understanding and great mutual flexibility it brings are the basis for exploiting the potential the SOVs represent," says Rune Østergaard.

You can meet ESVAGT and hear more about the company at WindEnergy Hamburg from September 25th to 28th. ESVAGT will be present in Hall B4, booth 401.


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.