Renewable EnergyOffshore WindNew contracts send ESVAGT on the hunt for 50 new seafarers

New contracts send ESVAGT on the hunt for 50 new seafarers

New contracts in the North Sea require ESVAGT to mass-recruit. Boosts in Denmark and the Faroe Islands have resulted in great contacts.

New long-term contracts with TotalEnergies on seven vessels for operations in the North Sea have resulted in great activity in the HR-department in ESVAGT.

The contracts are creating a demand for about 50 new seafarers: an approximate 8 percent expansion of the workforce.

“It is a positive matter, that we are on market for this substantial number of new colleagues”, says Nick Vejlgaard Ørskov, Chief Human Resources Officer in ESVAGT:

“We have been thoroughly preparing while getting the contracts closed to ensure our readiness when the contracts were ready. A recruitment process with impressive results in Denmark and the Faroe Islands have already been carried out. Despite a great demand for skilled seafarers, we recognize that ESVAGT is an attractive workplace”, he says.

The recruitment is at all levels of seafarers from ordinary ship’s assistants to senior officers.


ESVAGT is a dedicated provider of safety and support at sea and services both the offshore wind industry as well as the oil & gas industry.

We service offshore wind farms and have a fleet of dedicated Service Operation Vessels (SOV), which ESVAGT pioneered in 2010. 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.

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

ESVAGT was founded in 1981 and has a fleet of more than 40 vessels and approximately 1100 employees offshore and onshore. 

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