WIKING Helikopter Service and Vattenfal have signed a contract extension for 24/7 Helicopter Emergency Rescue Service for the Sandbank and DanTysk offshore wind farms in Germany.
Operating from its Base in Wilhelmshaven, WIKING Helikopter will continue using its high performance (Performance class 1) AW139 LEONARDO helicopter for these operations.
The 288 MW DanTysk offshore wind farm, located some 70 kilometres west of the island of Sylt, comprises 80 Siemens Gamesa 3.6 MW turbines that have been in operation since 2014.
Sandbank offshore wind farm has been in operation since 2017. The wind farm also has a 288 MW capacity and its 72 Siemens Gamesa 4 MW turbines are spinning some 90 kilometres west of Sylt.
At the beginning of March, WIKING Helikopter Service also signed a contract extension for Ørsted’s offshore wind projects in Germany, where the company is providing HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) for the Borkum Riffgrund 1 and 2, and Gode Wind 1 and 2 wind farms. The contract also covers the planned Borkum Riffgrund 3 and Gode Wind 3 projects.