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Good quality delivery of the 'Esvagt Njord' from the shipyard
The ’Esvagt Njord’ was completed ahead of schedule and to a high level of quality. Experience from the first SOV years have been incorporated into the design.
Delivered a week ahead of schedule, within budget and to a high level of quality.
There was much to be pleased about when ESVAGT’s Chief Operating Officer, Kristian Ole Jakobsen, signed for the HST 125 at the Havyard Shipyard in Leirvik, Norway before the vessel set sail to Stavanger to take part in the ONS exhibition and then straight on to Great Yarmouth for its naming ceremony to the ’Esvagt Njord’ before the SOV enters charter as servicing vessel at the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm for Statoil UK.
“The shipyard has really delivered a good result and our initial experience also indicates that Havyard Ship Technology has come up with an exceptionally good design,” says Kristian Ole Jakobsen.
The ’Esvagt Njord’ is the third Havyard designed SOV vessel that ESVAGT has welcomed into the fleet and it leaves the shipyard with knowledge gained from the first year’s work of the SOV predecessors, the ‘Esvagt Froude’ and the ’Esvagt Faraday’ as part of the design:
“We wanted to take advantage of the experience gained from working in the two offshore wind turbine farms for Siemens Wind Power in the design of the new vessels. That is why captain Henrik Baunsøe, who will be one of the two captains of the ’Esvagt Njord’, has been working with the shipyard during the build. He has been captain of the ’Esvagt Faraday’ since day one and has been good at transposing and implementing the experience that he has gained from working in the offshore wind turbine farm in design solutions on the ’Esvagt Njord’,” says Kristian Ole Jakobsen.
Captains Joakim Pedersen and Henrik Baunsøe (photo) will be responsible for the ’Esvagt Njord’. Henrik Baunsøe has made use of his experience from another ESVAGT SOV, ’Esvagt Faraday’, partly by working with the shipyard during the build.
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.