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The rebuilt ’Esvagt Dana’ enters a long-term contract with TotalEnergies.
Four meters wider and with a new permanent SMST walkway, the SOV ’Esvagt Dana’ is ready to service TotalEnergies in the Danish part of the North Sea for many years.
It is virtually a newly built ’Esvagt Dana’ which in April begins a long-term contract with TotalEnergies in the Danish part of the North Sea. ‘Esvagt Dana’ will assist with the transfers and supply at TotalEnergies’ platforms and other operations in the North Sea, and for this purpose the ship has been in dock for six months for a major rebuild.
“The tasks that ‘Esvagt Dana’ is to assist TotalEnergies with, in the North Sea are different from the work tasks the vessel has had so far. It requires something else from the vessel” says Kristian Ole Jakobsen, DCEO in ESVAGT.
“First and foremost, ‘Esvagt Dana’ has become four meters wider to ensure optimized stability, and that the vessel remains a safe and comfortable workplace in the North Sea, where weather and sea can be challenging. A new retractable thruster in front, as well as optimization of the existing bow thrusters have contributed to an improved DP plot. The Vessel’s power system has been increased with a larger battery system; a complete stepless gangway system has been implemented with a build-in elevator that can work at a height of 26 m, and the aft deck has been expanded to more than 420 m2 of deck area”, he says
Good test results
“Even after the conversion ‘Esvagt Dana’ is a beautiful vessel”, Captain Viggo Hvidberg confirms: “Our test voyages have shown, the vessel has both retained its original virtues and been added some new ones. We have bigger walkway, more power and better stability”, he says. “Particular stability has been important, as the vessel will be home for 40 technicians + ESVAGT’s own crew. We have tested the vessel in 3,5 meters of sea, where the wind was 15 seconds meters across and a side current of 1.7 knots – the kind of weather where you can feel you are on the lake. ‘Esvagt Dana’ managed it without any problems; we stayed within half a meter of the position”, says Viggo Hvidberg.
In addition to the two ‘Esvagt FRB’ lifeboats, ‘Esvagt Dana’ will also have a daughter craft attached, which will enable ‘Esvagt Dana’ to solve a larger group of tasks for TotalEnergies with one ship.
The rebuilt ‘Esvagt Dana’ has rescue capacity for between 110 and 140 survivors. The Vessel has been chartered on April 17th.
ESVAGT is a dedicated provider of safety and support at sea and services both the offshore wind industry as well as the oil & gas industry.
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, welfare facilities, offices and conference rooms, storage for turbine parts, workshops, etc. The SOV offers flexible personnel and equipment transfer capabilities by either Walk-to-Work gangway system or Safe Transfer Boats.
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.
ESVAGT was founded in 1981 and has a fleet of more than 40 vessels and approximately 1100 employees offshore and onshore.