Aviation contract for the world’s largest offshore wind project
This contract builds on the previous Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) contract in 2017, for three complete helicopter refueling systems, and includes additional scope for the provision of aeronautical services for additional Hornsea facilities more late in the project.
Commenting on winning the contract, Jonathan Hughes, Vice President of Aviation at Swire Energy Services, said: “We are delighted to be able to continue our long-standing relationship with Ørsted after the award of this new aviation contract. This is an important project we need to be part of and we look forward to supporting them in the efficient and continued operation of the Hornsea One. and Hornsea Two over the next few years. Providing aeronautical services for the world’s largest wind farm is the priority of our continued growth, following the acquisition of Helifuel AS, based in Norway last year.
About Swire Energy Services
Swire Energy Services is a global service provider supporting the energy industry. Present in 28 countries and employing more than 500 people around the world, people are at the heart of our activity. We offer a wide range of value and performance driven solutions, including offshore containers, integrity services, aviation services and specialist wind services. Backed by our global experts, we strive to be the easy company to work with, bringing smart connected services to our customers.
Swire is a very diverse global group, whose main business activities are grouped into five categories: Real Estate, Aviation, Agribusiness and Food Chain, Maritime Services, and Trade and Industry. John Swire & Sons Limited owns a 55% stake in Swire Pacific and also has major business interests in Australia, Papua New Guinea, East Africa, Sri Lanka, US and UK United. John Swire & Sons Limited is responsible for formulating and directing the overall strategy of the group and provides a range of services including the recruitment, employment and training of staff for the group and its subsidiaries, which today employ more than 133,000 people around the world.
Ørsted’s vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, builds and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities and bioenergy plants, and supplies energy products to its customers. Ørsted ranks as the world’s most sustainable energy company in the 2021 Corporate Knights Index of the World’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies and is recognized on the CDP’s A List on Climate Change as a global leader in climate action. Based in Denmark, Ørsted employs 6,311 people.
Hornsea One is the world’s largest offshore wind farm and produces enough energy to power over a million homes. With a capacity of 1.2 gigawatt (GW), Hornsea One is the world’s first offshore wind farm to exceed 1 GW. Located off the Yorkshire coast, Hornsea One covers a vast area of approximately 407 square kilometers, more than five times the size of the city of Hull. The offshore wind farm has 174 wind turbines of 7 megawatts (MW). Each is 190 meters tall – taller than the Gherkin building in London.
Source and top image: Swire Energy Services