Northern HeliCopter wins contract for Merkur wind farm

Thursday, 12 January, 2017 - 13:00
 Helicopter Emergency Medical Services is one part of NHC’s supply contract for offshore wind farm Merkur. (Photo: Northern HeliCopter)
Helicopter Emergency Medical Services is one part of NHC’s supply contract for offshore wind farm Merkur. (Photo: Northern HeliCopter)

Northern HeliCopter (NHC) with its holistic medical care concept WINDEAcare will supply medical services for the offshore wind farm Merkur in the German Bight during installation and commissioning phase.

The customer GeoSea NV, Bremen, has chosen different services of NHS’s medical care concept according to the individual construction phases. Beside of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS), VENTUSmedic, the Emergency Dispatch & Medical Support Centre operated by Johanniter Unfall-Hilfe e.V., will coordinate these missions. The contract further includes the provision of offshore paramedics on the installation vessels. During high risk works an offshore paramedic including telemedicine shall secure the overall medical supply offshore.

„We are delighted to have signed this important contract at the end of the year. It shows, that our high quality is an issue to the customer and our concept WINDEAcare precisely matches the market’s needs “, said Frank Zabell, Managing Director of Northern HeliCopter. The contract starts immediately and is not due to expire until September 2018.

Offshore wind farm Merkur is located approximately 45 km north of the island of Borkum and consists of 66 GE Haliade 150-6MW wind turbines. The offshore preparation works have just begun with the UXO campaign and cable removal and will be followed by the installation of scour protection beginning in January 2017. The project will be fully commissioned by end of 2018.

Silke Funke / Northern HeliCopter

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