DHSS contracted by Van Oord for call-off helicopter services

november 27, 2019

For the 269 MW Deutsche Bucht wind farm, DHSS was selected by Van Oord for a call-off helicopter services. Deutsche Bucht, located approximately 95 kilometres northwest of the island of Borkum, is the third North-Sea offshore wind farm to be built by Canadian power producer Northland Power.

Van Oord was awarded the Balance of Plant contract in 2017 and is responsible for the design engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the foundations, inter array cables and offshore substation, and the transport of the 33 MHI Vestas V164-8.4 MW wind turbines.

Helicopter flights will take off from Den Helder Airport, which is completely utilized as an A1 Offshore Energy heliport, with all facilities and the home base of various helicopter operators. Same operations can be utilized from Eemshaven heliport, if required, since we have a fully operational vessel & helicopter support base in the vicinity there as well.

DHSS is among others facilities, situated at Den Helder Airport for 22 years and has recently extended its offices, due to their expected growth in Offshore Wind activities.

Last week, DHSS also signed a contract with MHI Vestas for the same wind farm. MHI Vestas will use DHSS’s offshore service hub in Eemshaven as the base for its turbine commissioning and subsequent 15-year O&M works. This contract contains vessel agency, warehousing and helicopter logistics.

“With this call off helicopter contract for Van Oord for Deutsche Bucht, we are fully involved in the commissioning and O&M phase of this wind farm, with vessel & port logistics plus helicopter operations, for 2 involved companies. It can lead to cost saving operations, as we are able to act adhoc and are able to share passenger seats of the helicopters to be used, for both Van Oord and MHI Vestas”, said Wim Schouwenaar, CEO of DHSS.