Petrofac Hires BorWin Gamma Chopper Squad

Northern HeliCopter GmbH (NHC) has received an order from Petrofac Ltd. for transport flights/crew changes to the BorWin3 gamma platform.

The framework contract, received in September, for the transports covers the entire installation and commissioning phase.

“We are delighted to be able to contribute to the smooth construction of one of the world’s largest offshore converter stations with the reliable transport of technicians and service personnel,” said Frank Zabell, Managing Director of Northern HeliCopter GmbH.

Petrofac is responsible for the construction and offshore installation of the BorWin3 platform 130 kilometres off the German coast in a consortium with Siemens. The consortium’s client is the German-Dutch electricity grid operator TenneT.

The converter station with a capacity of 900MW is scheduled to go into operation in 2019. When completed, the high-voltage DC transmission station will have six floors and a weight of 20,000 tons.

It will be responsible for the conversion of electricity from two offshore wind farms.

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