Dong books Hornsea 1 flights
CHC Group helicopters to transport staff an equipment to 1.2GW project
Dong Energy has hired CHC Group to provide aviation services for the 1.2GW Hornsea 1 offshore wind farm, which will located off the coast of Yorkshire in the UK.
The six-year deal will see CHC helicopters used to transport workers and equipment both during the construction and operational phases of the project.
Leonardo AW139 and AW169 helicopters will be deployed flying out of Humberside heliport from April 2018.
Dong Energy senior programme director Duncan Clark said: “The great distance from shore means we have to do things differently for Hornsea 1, we can no longer use crew transfer vessels to take people to and from the wind farm each day.
“CHC have decades of experience and we look forward to working with them.”
CHC regional director Europe, Middle East and Africa Mark Abbey said: “This project allows us to build on our capabilities and experience for several other specific projects, including our winch and longline experience in Kazakhstan and our search and rescue services.”
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