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CHC signs windfarm transport contract

27th September 2017 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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CHC Group has signed a contract with DONG Energy to provide helicopter transport services for the first phase of the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.

According to DONG Energy, the Hornsea Project One will be the biggest windfarm in the world, capable of supplying clean electricity to over one million homes. It will be built 120km off the coast of Yorkshire in the UK, and helicopters will be used to transport workers and equipment during the construction and operational phases of the project.

Working with Uni-Fly as a sub-contractor, CHC will deliver the six-year deal covering the construction phase and the first five years of operations and maintenance of the wind farm. The company will begin operations out of Humberside heliport from April 2018 using a mix of AW139 and AW169 helicopters.

The service includes transfer of people from shore to the wind farm and also the of transfer people and tools between the turbines and substations.

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