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Fine recognition of the ‘Esvagt Dana’
ESVAGT was nominated for the 2020 Safety Award for irreproachable diving operation in the Barents Sea together with Norwegian SubseaPartner.
Together with the Norwegian diving specialists SubseaPartner, ESVAGT has received great acknowledgement for a safe and irreproachable operation in the Barents Sea.
Both companies were nominated together for Vår Energi’s CEO Safety Award, a yearly safety award recognising extraordinary safety performances, this year with the theme “Safe – Strong – Clear”.
ESVAGT and SubseaPartner were nominated after their operation at the Goliat platform in the Barents Sea, where the ‘Esvagt Dana’ provided dive support to 40 divers on board. An assignment that requires great focus on safety and competent crew, as the operation takes place within Goliat’s safety zone. Vår Energi nominated ESVAGT and SubseaPartner to recognise the “efforts and results from the dive campaign”.
Over the span of the operation's 43 days, more than 2,000 FRC david operations and close to 1,997 personnel transfers were carried out. There were no personal injury nor near miss, and the operation was both very efficient and economical for the customer.
‘We are proud of being nominated. The Barents Sea always means harsh weather and challenging conditions, but with ESVAGT’s strong safety culture and unique boat competences, the operation was carried out without a single incident. It’s very nice to be recognised for’, says Jann Bach, the vessels’ captain.
In 2016, ESVAGT received the Eni Norway Safety Award for a rescue mission at the semi-submersible rig Scarabeo 8, when the crew from the ‘Esvagt Aurora’ successfully recovered a Scottish engineer from the water a dark February night. Eni Norway is now called Vår Energi.
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 1000 employees on- and offshore.