DHSS scores helicopter contract for German wind farm

In: Windfarms
MHI Vestas has awarded DHSS with a multi-year contract to support maintenance operations at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in the German sector of the North sea.

The Dutch provider of ships' agency services and offshore helicopter services will be responsible for helicopter hoist operations for technicians and material to wind turbines using the Leonardo AW169 and/or AW139 helicopter types, from offshore helicopter specialist Heli Services International, with whom DHSS has signed an agreement.

The helicopter hoisting contract follows the long-term one for ships' agency and port logistics services at the operations and maintenance hub in Eemshaven for MHI Vestas at the wind farm. The helicopter operations will be the first flight operations from Eemshaven heliport, which is situated within walking distance of DHSS's logistics base in the port.

“We are delighted that, in very close cooperation with both MHI Vestas and Heli Service International, we as DHSS, have been selected as contract partner for the hoisting activity at Deutsche Bucht. This completes the full scope of assistance, we are providing for the wind farm, where all our service lines are used for the client. We value the cooperation between the 3 main parties involved, the path we have walked together towards this agreement and the continued confidence in our high level of safety, quality and performance standards,”
said Wim Schouwenaar, CEO of DHSS.

“Having worked with DHSS for several years now, we have utmost confidence in their offshore services in the support of maintenance of our wind turbines,”
said Ole Jacob Wang Nielsen, Head of Offshore Engineering and Aviation at MHI Vestas. “DHSS is a trusted partner and we are delighted to have their support with helicopter hoisting at Deutsche Bucht.”

Deutsche Bucht is 100% owned by Northland Power and produces an annual output to meet the demands 300,000 German households annually while saving nearly 700,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.  It is located over 100 kilometres from the German mainland, approximately 95 kilometres North-West of the island of Borkum. The array consists of 31 MHI Vestas V164-8.0 MW turbines installed on monopile foundations. The turbines were generating power by the end of September 2019.

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