Havyard delivers second windfarm service vessel to Esvagt
Esvagt has taken delivery of the second of three Havyard 832 SOV windfarm service vessels from Havyard Ship Technology AS, the company said in its press release.
Havyard Ship Technology's newbuild 119 'Esvagt Faraday', a Havyard 832 SOV windfarm service vessel, is the second to be delivered to Esvagt. The first, newbuild 118 'Esvagt Froude' was delivered in the middle of February. The German company Siemens Wind Power has hired both vessels on long-term contracts to service their offshore windfarms. 'Esvagt Froude' is on a five-year contract for Siemens and will service the windfarm Baltic 2 in the Baltic Sea, while 'Esvagt Faraday' will be on a ten-year contract and will service the Butendiek project in the northern part of the German sector of the North Sea.
The contract for the first two Havyard 832 SOV windfarm service vessels was entered into in July 2013. Esvagt has also ordered an additional Havyard 832 SOV from Havyard. It will be under contract for Dudgeon windfarm, which is operated by Statoil.
The Havyard 832 SOV is a new Havyard designTM in what is a new market for Havyard. The basis for developing a new design of this kind is the wide-ranging expertise and experience Havyard has in designing and building advanced offshore and fishing vessels.
ESVAGT was formed in 1981 and its head office is in Esbjerg in Denmark. It operates in the fields of emergency response and anchor-handling vessels, safety training, oil spill response and personnel transport and service for offshore accommodation modules and wind farms. ESVAGT has a fleet of 39 ships and additionally five newbuilds, including the three vessels under construction at Havyard.