‘ESVAGT HEIDI (formerly ‘Hermit Prosper’) was delivered from Ulstein Verft to ESVAGT on Friday 17 December 2021 at the agreed time and scope of delivery. The ship carried out a sea trial over the weekend and thereafter left for Ålesund to test the shore power connection.
“ESVAGT is very satisfied with the modification of ESVAGT LEAH and ESVAGT HEIDI at Ulstein Shipyard, and we appreciate the high-quality workmanship and proactive cooperation with Ulstein Power & Control and Ulstein Shipyard throughout the process for both vessels,” comments Kristian Ole Jakobsen, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO).
Ulstein Power & Control has a large delivery scope on these ships.
“We were on-board during the sea trial and test, which mark the completion of our first phase of delivery”, says Per Olav Hansen, the Ulstein Power & Control project manager for the ESVAGT project. “Our delivery includes the installation of the shore power connection, the installation of the Energy Management System (EMS system), a comprehensive rebuild of the switchboards and changes in the automation systems (Power Management and Integrated Automation). The next phase for us on these projects will be to deliver the battery containers in the spring of 2022. A close collaboration across companies has made this a good project for the whole of Ulstein”, he comments.
Tommy Norhagen is project manager from Ulstein Verft. “This has been an important project for us. We are still in the midst of a pandemic, but we have shown that Ulstein is able to carry out such conversion projects at our own shipyard and to deliver on time.”