Swire Energy Services wins Ørsted aviation contract

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 23/09/2021 Ørsted
Swire Energy Services (SES) has secured a new contract with Ørsted in the UK Southern North Sea.

The two-year contract, with the option of two one-year extensions, covers the provision of helideck services and helicopter refuelling system services for
Hornsea One, off the Yorkshire coast.

This contract builds on the previous original equipment manufacturer (OEM) contract in 2017, for three complete helicopter refuelling systems, and includes further scope for the provision of aviation services for additional Hornsea installations later in the project.

Speaking about the contract win, Jonathan Hughes, Vice President Aviation at Swire Energy Services, said: “We are delighted to be able to continue our long-standing relationship with Ørsted following the award of this new aviation contract. This is a significant project to be involved in and we look forward to supporting them with the ongoing efficient operation of the Hornsea One and Hornsea Two wind farms over the coming years.

“Providing aviation services for the world’s largest wind farm is precedence of our continued growth, following the acquisition of Norwegian based Helifuel AS last year.”

The contract will be delivered by SES’ aviation teams in Aberdeen, Norway and the UAE, with support from the company’s global aviation centre of excellence.

It comes just weeks after the expansion of SES’ wind division via the acquisition of Danish specialist wind service provider, ALL NRG.

Hornsea Project One is the world’s largest offshore wind farm to date. It is located in the North Sea off the east coast of England. The site consists of 174 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. SWT-7.0-154 turbines, spanning across an area of 407km2, all of which have been installed. The site was fully commissioned at the end of 2019, and is anticipated to power over one million homes in the UK.