Esvagt, Bygg nr. 790 ved Astilleros Zamakona, Havyard 831 SOV "Esvagt Albert Betz"

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Havyard designer nok et vindmølleskip til ESVAGT

Havyard Group befester med dette sin posisjon innen offshore havvind. Havyard leverte et av verdens første spesialbygde skip til offshore vindmølleparker og dette blir det femte vindmølleskipet til en av pionerene innen offshore havvind, ESVAGT.

Dette er en design og utstyrskontrakt for bygging på eksternt verft i Europa og salgsdirektør Gisle Vinjevoll Thrane gleder seg over kontrakten som betyr arbeid både for Havyard Design & Solutions og flere underleverandører i regionen. Verdien på kontrakten er i overkant NOK 70 millioner. Utstyrspakken inkluderer DE fremdriftssystem fra Norwegian Electric Systems AS der Havyard eier i overkant av 50%, samt Havyard IAS og Havyard Concept Bridge™.

-Vi har utviklet et skip som har innfridd kravene både fra rederiet og de som skal bruke båten. Vi har balansert det tekniske med det kommersielle og slik kunne vi vinne en kontrakt i et marked med hard konkurranse.

Skipet skal leveres til ESVAGT august 2019 og skal gå inn i en kontrakt med det danske vindkraftselskapet MHI Vestas og betjene feltet OWF Deutsche Bucht, sier salgsdirektør i Havyard Design & Solutions, Gisle Vinjevoll Thrane.

Havyard innfrir

Det er ventet 1000 milliarder kroner i investeringer innen havvind bare i Europa. I tillegg kommer det stadig flere havvindparker i resten av verden. Og parkene ligger lenger fra kysten enn før. Dermed trengs spesialiserte serviceskip.

- Med denne kontrakten viser vi nok en gang at vi forstår behovene innen dette markedet og leverer skip med de beste løsningene for offshore vindmølleparker.

Design Manager Arve Helsem Leine sier at utgangspunktet for utviklingen av Havyard 831 SOV var å designe et kompakt, effektivt og lønnsomt skip for mindre parker.

- Når vi nå kan skrive kontrakt nummer to på dette designet, så viser det at vi har lykkes i å skape et design som innfrir forventningene.

Innovasjon

Havyard 831 SOV er utviklet i tett samarbeid mellom Havyard Design & Solutions, reder og operatør for å finne de gode løsningene, og er i tillegg et resultat av Havyard sitt langvarige arbeid med skrogform og forbedrede sjøegenskaper.

- Vi har hatt tydelige mål på hva vi vil oppnå, hatt strenge krav og lagt mye ressurser i å finne det beste samspillet mellom variablene som gir best ytelse og de beste sjøegenskapene for akkurat dette skipet og bruken av det, sier forsknings- og utviklingssjef i Havyard, Kristian Steinsvik.

Fantastisk samarbeid

Dette blir det syvende Havyard-skipet for ESVAGT. De andre kontraktene gjelder fire vindmølleskip, ett oljeservice skip og et skip for mannskapsbytte.

- Gjennom det tette samarbeidet med Havyard vet vi at vi får skip som gir våre kunder sikre, innovative og effektive tjenester, sier Operasjonsdirektør i ESVAGT, Kristian Ole Jakobsen.

Gisle Vinjevoll Thrane i Havyard er glad for det gode samarbeidet og resultatene det gir.

- Samarbeidet har vært langvarig og langsiktig. Vi vet hva ESVAGT forventer og de vet at vi leverer. Vi kjenner hverandre og har tillit til hverandre. Da kan vi også utfordre hverandre og utvikle unike skip som Havyard 831 SOV.

Arbeidet med design og utstyrspakke blir satt i gang umiddelbart og skipet skal leveres august 2019.

Havyard 831 SOV

I utviklingen av dette designet er det lagt vekt på å utvikle en effektiv plattform for å betjene offshore vindmølleparker. Skipet har stor og komfortabel innredning med kapasitet til å huse vindmølle servicepersonell, i tillegg til mannskapet på skipet. Det er videre arrangert for god lagringskapasitet for utstyr og verktøy under dekk og for containere på dekk.

Skipet er utrustet med ESVAGT sine unike STB (Safe Transfer Boat) båter som sjøsettes for å frakte servicepersonellet til vindmøllene i tillegg til en integrert, hiv-kompensert gangvei.

Skroget er utformet for lavt drivstofforbruk og har egenskaper i sjø som sikrer best mulig komfort og sikkerhet for mannskap og servicepersonell om bord.



Utgangspunktet for utviklingen av Havyard 831 SOV var å designe et kompakt, effektivt og lønnsomt skip for mindre parker. Når vi nå kan skrive kontrakt nummer to på dette designet, så viser det at vi har lykkes i å skape et design som innfrir forventningene, sier Design Manager Arve Helsem Leine.

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MHI Vestas and ESVAGT strengthen their relationship with a new long-term SOV Contract
ESVAGT A/S - Aug 24, 2017 12:30 BST
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ESVAGT Service Operation Vessel to support MHI Vestas Offshore Wind in the Deutsche Bucht Wind Farm project.
A new ESVAGT Service Operation Vessel will support MHI Vestas Offshore Wind in its Deutsche Bucht Wind Farm project. The 15-year contract demonstrates a strong and collaborative relationship.
MHI Vestas and ESVAGT are building on their existing relationship in the growing offshore wind market, with ESVAGT due to deliver another Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for MHI Vestas in August 2019. The SOV will operate in support of the Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) offshore wind farm project.

The new 15-year contract is not only the longest in ESVAGT’s history, but it is also the largest in terms of value.

“This contract builds on the strong relationship we have had with MHI Vestas since 2010. We are very pleased with the trust MHI Vestas is showing in us by signing a deal of this magnitude”, says Chief Executive Officer Søren Nørgaard Thomsen, ESVAGT A/S.

MHI Vestas and ESVAGT have collaborated on the Belwind 1 and Nobelwind 1 offshore wind farm projects in Belgium since 2010, where a newly built SOV will commence its 10-year charter period as a replacement for the ‘Esvagt Supporter’ this autumn.

The SOV for the DeBu project reinforces ESVAGT’s position as the market leader with the SOV-concept, efficiently servicing far-from-shore wind farms.

The SOV will be equipped with a walk-to-work gangway system in a bespoke tower with a crane placed on top of the tower, which, together with ESVAGT’s unique Safe Transfer Boats STB 7 and STB 12, will contribute to the safe transfer of turbine technicians, tools and spare parts.

“The ship is optimised and tailored in accordance with the client’s wishes and needs”, says Kristian Ole Jakobsen, Chief Operating Officer, ESVAGT A/S:

“MHI Vestas has prioritised a fuel-efficient ship and we are proud to be able to deliver a vessel of this size with remarkably low energy consumption. Simultaneously, the STB 12, which is able to call port independently, will positively contribute to a decrease in the overall fuel consumption of operating the wind farm,” he says.

Facts
The SOV will be built in the Zamakona shipyard in Bilbao, with whom ESVAGT has had a close association for a number of years.

About the Deutsche Bucht project
· Name: OWF Deutsche Bucht (“DeBu”)
· Awarded output: 252 MW
· Turbines: 31 turbines from MHI Vestas (V164-8.0 MW)
· Expected installation year: 2019
· Location: German North Sea
· Distance from coast: Approx. 95 km
· Owner: Northland Power, Inc.

About MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S 50% and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) 50%. The company’s sole focus is to design, manufacture, install and service wind turbines for the offshore wind industry. The company aims to drive down the cost of energy from offshore wind parks by driving capital and operating savings, and increasing output of wind turbines by bringing the best technology to the market. The company is founded on collaboration, and creating powerful partnerships with key stakeholders as the cornerstone of its business model.

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

We support the offshore Oil & Gas industries with a wide range of specialized services: Standby, Emergency Response and Resque Vessels (ERRV), Oil spill response, Firefighting, Tanker assists, Rig moves, Supply services and Interfield transfer of cargo and personnel.

In 2010, ESVAGT brought the dedicated offshore wind Service Operation Vessels (SOV) to the market. The SOVs provide accommodation for technicians, spare time facilities, offices and conference room, storage for small turbine parts, workshops, etc. The SOV offers flexible personnel and equipment transfer capabilities by either Walk-to-Work gangway system or Safe Transfer Boats.

ESVAGT was founded in 1981 and has a fleet of more than 40 vessels and approximately 900 employees on- and offshore.
 

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LAUNCHING OF OUR NEW BUILDING C790

A service operation vessel (SOV) for the shipowner Esvagt AS, under construction at our Bilbao facilities, has been launched today.
With 58,50 mts. length and 16,60 mts. beam, she will be equipped with a SMST walk‐to‐work gangway system in a bespoke tower with a crane placed on top of the tower which together with Safe Transfer Boats STB 7 and STB 12, will contribute to the safe transfer of turbine technicians, tools and spare parts.

The ship has the capacity to accommodate up to 42 people including technicians and is designed to operate safely close to, and within the operational distance of the gangway, the wind turbines and Wind Farm Offshore Sup Station in min. 3,0 m/Hs and 0,75 m/s current, and make safe transfers to the Wind‐Turbine Transition Peace’s and OSS.

ESVAGT NB C790 will support MHI Vestas Offshore Wind in its Deutsche Bucht Wind Farm project within a 15‐year contract.

This is our 5th vessel for ESVAGT since 2004 and strengths the relationship between our yard and Esvagt.

Zamakona Yards Group has facilities in Santurtzi (Vizcaya), Pasajes (Guipúzcoa) and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands), with more than 41 years of experience building and repairing all type of vessels.

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...where a newly built SOV will commence its 10-year charter period as a replacement for the ‘Esvagt Supporter’ this autumn.

"Esvagt Supporter" er solgt til Geoxyz BVBA og heiter nå "Geo Ocean IV"
 

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ESVAGT delivers new SOV to MHI Vestas

‘It is a pleasure that ESVAGT's innovative service concept has established itself as the industry’s preferred solution’. Søren Karas, Chief Commercial Officer at ESVAGT.

With the ‘Esvagt Albert Betz’, named in Eemshaven earlier today, 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 ESVAGT 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 says.

Extensive flexibility
The SOV ‘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.

‘The new SOV is a great example of the flexibility that lies in the SOV design’, says Gerner Eskelund:

‘As opposed to the ‘Esvagt Mercator’ that exclusively uses ESVAGT’s own STB 7 and STB 12 design (Safe Transfer Boats) for accessing the WTG, the ‘Esvagt Albert Betz’ has a fixed Walk-to-Work gangway system installed. This requires the capacity of holding a position very close to the WTG, and that is why the vessel is equipped with an increased capacity on thrusters and generators’, says Gerner Eskelund.

Innovative solutions
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:

‘The fixed gangway system is combined with a large, stepless elevator designed for people and for cargo, giving full access from the vessel’s stores to the upper deck and on to the WTG. In combination with an integrated crane solution, this contributes to a stepless flow of spare parts, which is a considerable bonus for the work environment and efficiency’, says Gerner Eskelund.

The technicians’ well-being also has a pride of place through for example common facilities, fitness room, cinema and a large outdoor area for relaxation.

A strong cooperation
ESVAGT and MHI Vestas have been working together since 2008. Today, the ‘Esvagt Mercator’ services the offshore wind farms Nobelwind and Belwind in Belgium, and with the ‘Esvagt Albert Betz’, these strong relations will be further strengthened.

The cooperation benefits both parties, says Flemming Ougaard, Chief Operations Officer at MHI Vestas:

'With the ‘Esvagt Albert Betz’, we have developed a top modern vessel that builds upon MHI Vestas and ESVAGT’s agelong joint experience in transferring service technicians safely and efficiently to and from the WTG.The vessel will employ completely new technology, and we look forward to once again raising the bar with ESVAGT in operating an offshore wind farm efficiently’, says Flemming Ougaard.

ESVAGT is also highly satisfied:

‘We are building a close and fruitful partnership with MHI Vestas with a solution that is tailored to the customer’s needs. It is pleasant to see MHI Vestas grabbing the many opportunities that ESVAGT’s unique SOV concept offers’, says Søren Karas, Chief Commercial Officer at ESVAGT.

The cooperation will be further strengthened in the coming years.

In September 2018, MHI Vestas and ESVAGT entered into contracts on the delivery of two additional SOVs for the farms Borssele III-IV (Netherlands) and Triton Knoll (UK); both vessels will be delivered in 2020, and one more contract was signed earlier this year between the two parties: In 2021, an additional ESVAGT SOV newbuilding will be delivered to work for MHI Vestas, this time in the offshore wind farm Moray East in England.

FACTS - ‘Esvagt Albert Betz’
The ‘Esvagt Albert Betz’ has room for 42 WTG technicians and crew. The vessel was built at Zamakona shipyard in Bilbao, which also built the ‘Esvagt Dana’ and the ‘Esvagt Aurora’.

Albert Betz (1885-1968) was a German pioneer in the study of wind energy who put forward the theoretical formulas for the maximal utilisation of wind energy through a WTG.

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Profiltegning av "Esvagt Albert Betz"
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"Esvagt Albert Betz" today underway to Damen Shipdock in Amsterdam
 

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