United Kingdom, 6 July 2023 – CHC Helicopter, the global helicopter services company specialising in offshore transportation, is today proud to announce its recent contract award for the construction of Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm, a joint venture partnership between SSE Renewables, Equinor and Vårgrønn.
Dogger Bank Wind Farm is being built in the North Sea more than 130km from the Yorkshire coast, in three phases known as Dogger Bank A, B and C. The project is set to be the world’s largest offshore wind farm – consisting of 277 wind turbines, capable of generating 3.6GW of renewable energy; enough clean and sustainable electricity to power 6 million homes annually.
CHC has been contracted to provide crew change support for the development of Dogger Bank A, with the first flights launched at the end of April. The company is providing AW139 and H175 aircraft to support the contract from its Norwich base.
This landmark project marks a significant milestone in CHC's commitment to supporting sustainable energy initiatives and further solidifies the company's position as a trusted partner in the offshore wind sector. The company's exceptional safety record, operational excellence, and extensive experience in offshore operations were key factors contributing to the award of this contract.
Dave Grant, Sales Director, EMEA, said: "We are thrilled to be selected as the aviation partner for the construction of the world's largest offshore wind farm. This significant project represents a major step towards achieving a greener future, and we are fully committed to supporting the development of sustainable energy sources. Our team is hard at work already to provide safe and efficient services to ensure the success and on-time completion of this ambitious undertaking."
Alan Borland, Project Manager, Dogger Bank Wind Farm, added: “Being so far from shore presents new challenges to how we manage logistics in Offshore wind, which can only be overcome through the use of trusted suppliers. We are delighted that CHC will join the project to as our aviation partner to support us in our crew changes during the construction of Dogger Bank Wind Farm.”
CHC Helicopter has a long-standing track record of delivering innovative aviation solutions in challenging environments worldwide. With a focus on safety, reliability, and sustainability, the company has played a critical role in supporting offshore energy projects, including supporting the development of a number of offshore wind farms in the North Sea and across the globe.