ELA Container builds first MEDICbox for WINDEAcare

Wednesday, 25 November, 2015 - 10:00
The container provides medicine & medical equipment to ensure EMS treatments in case of medical emergencies. All equipment fulfils the latest valid offshore and medical treatment area guidelines. (Photo: ELA Container)
The container provides medicine & medical equipment to ensure EMS treatments in case of medical emergencies. All equipment fulfils the latest valid offshore and medical treatment area guidelines. (Photo: ELA Container)

ELA Container Offshore GmbH delivered a 10 ft offshore container solution for WINDEA Offshore GmbH & Co. KG that is equipped as a Mobile Rescue Container. The first container of this type has been finished and delivered after a short planning and production time.

Injuries and diseases in offshore wind farms always mean big challenges. The WINDEAcare concept offers a holistic acute and emergency medical care service. Part of that concept is a fully equipped rescue helicopter, which, however, in various cases, e.g. during bad weather conditions, cannot be used. For this then upcoming need for a patient transport on an appropriate vessel a container solution has been developed as supplement by WINDEAcare partner companies.

The MEDICbox is a mobile 10 ft ELA Container solution with DNV 2.7-1/ EN 12079-1 certification and provides an adequate alternative to flight solutions whenever medical care cannot be provided by helicopter. “Using the MEDICbox on a suitable vessel, patients can be treated professionally on site and transported immediately”, says Caspar Spreter, Managing Director of WINDEA Offshore GmbH & Co. KG. The MEDICbox provides modern telemedicine equipment, direct media connection to a telemedicine centre onshore and can be used on various vessel types. It provides medicine & medical equipment to ensure EMS treatments in case of medical emergencies. All equipment fulfils the latest valid offshore and medical treatment area guidelines. Due to the included stable satellite connection with guaranteed bandwidth of the MEDICbox it is possible with the telemedicine device to interact in real time with an emergency medical technician with audiovisual communication, to monitor vital signs and to forward them to the telemedicine centre. “The compact design ensures effective treatment in the container and only needs a small part of the vessel capacity”, explains Spreter.

The mobile MEDICbox, same as all ELA Offshore Containers, is made in Germany and has the DNV 2.7-1 / EN 12079-1 and CSC certificate.

Katharina Garus / ELA Container

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