NHC Northern Helicopter to provide Amrumbank air support

In: Windfarms
Since November 1, 2020, NHC Northern Helicopter GmbH (NHC) has once again been responsible for the offshore rescue for RWE's Amrumbank West wind farm in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the North Sea. The contract follows a four year intermission of work on the project for NHC.

The two-year contract includes the provision of emergency medical care with a rescue helicopter and the offshore emergency control center. This control center, operated by the Gesellschaft für maritimes Notfallmanagement (GMN), coordinates the rescue operations. The air rescue of NHC Northern Helicopter is part of the holistic supply concept WINDEAcare for the offshore wind industry.

"We see RWE's decision to completely put the air rescue in our hands as a great confirmation of our work," Armin Ortmann, managing director of NHC, said.

NHC has been providing the Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) and emergency control center for the neighboring Nordsee Ost since November 1, 2018. With the recently concluded contract, RWE bundles the offshore air rescue for both wind farms off Helgoland with one service provider.

“As the second largest operator of offshore wind farms worldwide, the safety of our employees is always our top priority. With Northern Helicopter, we have a competent partner at our side who shares our high quality standards for medical care and, together with us, guarantees a fast and reliable rescue chain - now for both wind farms that we operate off the island of Helgoland," Marc Vahjen says, at RWE Renewables responsible for the operation of the Amrumbank West offshore wind farm.

The 288 MW
Amrumbank West wind farm covers an area of approximately 32 km² and is located around 35 km north of the island of Heligoland and 37 km west of the North Frisian island of Amrum. It features 80 Siemens SWT-3.6-120 wind turbines and provides enough power to supply around 300,000 households.

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