From fishermen to provider of safety and support

ESVAGT builds on a strong cultural heritage from fishermen working at sea. Founded in 1981, it is our objective to provide safety and support at sea. We have developed rapidly over the past decades, with continuous improvements in products and services.

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

1981
Founded and office established at Kølen 1, Esbjerg, Denmark.
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1985
The ESVAGT BRAVO rescues 8 men from the coaster 'Pauline S'.
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1990
The ESVAGT OMEGA and the ESVAGT PROTECTOR rescue 46 men from the rig ‘West Gamma’.
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2002
ESVAGT enters for the first time into the offshore wind industry at the Horns Rev 1 wind farm.
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2003
The ESVAGT ALPHA rescues 12 men from the coaster 'Silva'.
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2005
The ESVAGT OMEGA rescues 15 men from the cargo ship 'Schieborg'.
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2010
ESVAGT secures its first long-term wind contract with the vessel ESVAGT SUPPORTER for Vestas Offshore at the offshore wind farm Belwind in Belgian sector.
2011
The ESVAGT PRESERVER becomes the first ESVAGT vessel with 20 years without accidents.
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.
2014
ESVAGT moves into its new premises at Dokvej 4 in Esbjerg.
2015
ESVAGT’s SOV fleet is further expanded with two purpose-built SOV newbuildings for offshore wind: ESVAGT FROUDE and ESVAGT FARADAY.

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.
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).

ESVAGT DANA bring ESVAGT’s SOV fleet to five.
2019
ESVAGT ALBERT BETZ joins ESVAGT’s SOV fleet.
2020
ESVAGT SCHELDE is ESVAGT’s seventh SOV newbuilding.
2021
The ESVAGT PRESERVER becomes the first ESVAGT vessel with 30 years without accidents.

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