Esvagt, provider of emergency rescue and response vessels and related services to the offshore energy industry, said it has appointed a new head of business development to lead a push into new services, including in offshore wind.
The Danish vessel operator announced the appointment of Flemming Hjorth as Head of Business Development, New Services, the focus on business development will be even more concentrated.
"When we develop the services that we can offer, we strengthen our relationships with our customers and help optimise the value chain for the benefit of both parties," says Søren Karas, CCO at Esvagt:
"Over the last few years, we have successfully added to services – often in cooperation with customers or other parties. We see that our industry still needs innovation and we are now concentrating and strengthening our efforts here with a dedicated business developer. I expect that this will broaden our palette and ensure even closer relationships with our customers," he said.
Flemming Hjorth, in his role as Head of Business Development, New Services, will play a role in identifying needs and developing the range of services. He seek to will strengthen strategic business development and develop new service concepts for Esvagt’s existing and new customers, the company said.
"Esvagt has a strong tradition for continual innovation in close dialogue with customer needs and demands, and there is potential in developing this even further. We need to make sure that customers gain as much value as possible from choosing Esvagt, including by extending and developing the services that our vessels can offer," said Hjorth, who brings to the role experience from previous posts at A2Sea, Ørsted and C-Bed.
"There is great potential in developing charter and using the vessels for more tasks. This could, for example, be inspection of turbines and blades, drone inspections on unmanned satellites, or ROV inspections of cables and pipes. We need to take even better advantage of our presence in offshore wind farms and oil fields. Flexibility and timing are key for most, and that is something we can really deliver," Hjorth said.