OUR HISTORY


ESVAGT A/S was founded in 1981 with the objective to provide safety and support at sea. ESVAGT has developed rapidly over the last decades, with continuous improvements in products and services.

 

Today, ESVAGT is still a dedicated provider of safety and support at sea, founded on an experienced and well-trained offshore crew and unmatched rescue capabilities.

HIGHLIGHTS IN ESVAGT

1981

Founded and office established at Kølen 1, Esbjerg, Denmark.

1985

The ESVAGT BRAVO rescues 8 men from the coaster 'Pauline S'.

1990

The ESVAGT OMEGA and the ESVAGT PROTECTOR rescue 46 men from the rig ‘West Gamma’.

1990
1991

Em.Z. Svitzer A/S acquires 50 percent of the shares in ESVAGT.

1992

ESVAGT designs and builds its first Fast Rescue Boat (FRB).

1997

ESVAGT secures its first contracts in Dutch and Norwegian sectors.

1998

Em.Z. Svitzer A/S acquires an additional 25 percent of the shares in ESVAGT. Hereafter, ownership is 75%.

2002

ESVAGT enters for the first time into the offshore wind industry at the Horns Rev 1 wind farm.

2002
2003
2003

The ESVAGT ALPHA rescues 12 men from the coaster 'Silva'.

2004

The ESVAGT CORONA is delivered - the first C-class vessel out of 20.

2005

The ESVAGT OMEGA rescues 15 men from the cargo ship 'Schieborg'.

2005
2005

ESVAGT UK Ltd. established.

2008

More than half of ESVAGT's activities is now concentrated outside the Danish Sector.

2008
2010

ESVAGT secures its first long-term wind contract with the vessel ESVAGT PRESERVER for Vestas Offshore at the offshore wind farm Belwind in Belgian sector.

2010
2010

First Arctic operation. ESVAGT vessels are now operating from the Arctic to Egypt.

2011

The ESVAGT PRESERVER becomes the first ESVAGT vessel with 20 years without accidents.

2011
2011

The ESVAGT BERGEN arrives, the first multirole vessel in the ESVAGT fleet.

2012

Maersk Supply acquires Em.Z. Svitzer A/S' 75 percent share of ESVAGT.

2012
2012

Three multirole vessels arrive; the ESVAGT STAVANGER, ESVAGT SERVER and ESVAGT AURORA. The latter is the first ESVAGT vessel built specifically for operations in the Arctic areas.

2013

ESVAGT honoured as Esbjerg’s Company of the Year.

2014

ESVAGT moves into its new premises at Dokvej 4 in Esbjerg.

2014
2015

ESVAGT’s SOV fleet is further expanded with two purpose-built SOV newbuildings for offshore wind: ESVAGT FROUDE and ESVAGT FARADAY.

2014
2015

ESVAGT receives its two latest C-type vessels: ESVAGT CHASTINE and ESVAGT CANTANA.

2015

Change of ownership: 3i Infrastructure and AMP Capital acquire ESVAGT from the Maersk Group and ESE Holding. 

2016

Third SOV newbuilding ESVAGT NJORD joins the fleet.

2016
2014
2017

The ESVAGT SOV fleet expands with ESVAGT MERCATOR.

2018

ESVAGT is awarded two SOV contracts with a duration of up to 15 years by Vestas for the wind farms Borssele III-IV (NL) and Triton Knoll (UK).

2018

ESVAGT DANA bring ESVAGT’s SOV fleet to five.

2018 ESVAGT DANA
2018

ESVAGT INNOVATOR joins ESVAGT’s multirole fleet.

2018 ESVAGT INNOVATOR
2019

ESVAGT is awarded 15-year long SOV contract for Moray East in the UK by Vestas.

2019 ESVAGT ALBERT BETZ
2019

ESVAGT ALBERT BETZ joins ESVAGT’s SOV fleet.

2020
2020 ESVAGT SCHELDE
2020

ESVAGT SCHELDE is ESVAGT’s seventh SOV newbuilding.

2021

ESVAGT NJORD receives a 5-year contract extension at Dudgeon wind farm by Equinor.

2021 ESVAGT NJORD
2021

The ESVAGT PRESERVER becomes the first ESVAGT vessel with 30 years without accidents.

2021

ESVAGT establishes joint venture with American maritime company Crowley to support the emerging offshore wind industry in the U.S.