September 12, 2019

With the Esvagt Albert Betz, recently named in Eemshaven, The Netherlands, ESVAGT solidifies its position as market leader on the SOV wind market. The vessel will service the wind farm Deutsche Bucht for MHI Vestas over the next 15 years.
The cooperation between MHI Vestas and ESVAG enters a new phase this month, when the newly built Service Operation Vessel (SOV) Esvagt Albert Betz’ embarks on a 15-year long contract in Deutsche Bucht in the southern part of the North Sea.
Here, Esvagt will service MHI Vestas’ newly built 269 MW offshore wind farm with a total of 33 wind turbine generators (WTG), and the newbuilding ‘Esvagt Albert Betz’ is specially designed for the job, says Gerner Eskelund, Project Director, Newbuilding and Projects at ESVAGT:
“In the design of the vessel, we have drawn both on ESVAGT’s expertise with SOVs and on know-how from working in offshore wind farms. We have optimised the design to ensure that the vessel is tailored and adapted specifically to the tasks that await”, he said.
Extensive flexibility
Esvagt Albert Betz is a Havyard 831 design similar to the Esvagt Mercator, which currently services Nobelwind and Belwind 1 for MHI Vestas. The new vessel stands out with a series of details and functions specially built in preparation for the servicing of the farm in Deutsche Bucht.
With a length of 58 meter, the Esvagt Albert Betz is a relatively compact SOV. There has been a substantial focus on optimising the available space – but also on integrating more innovative solutions which intensify efficiency and work environment.
Esvagt based in Esbjerg, Denmark, is a leading provider of emergency rescue and response vessels and related services to the offshore energy industry in and around the North Sea and the Barents Sea.
(Source and image: Esvagt)