Turkish-owned German-based operator wins British wind farm contract

Turkish-owned German-based operator wins British wind farm contract 6 Oct, 17, Source: HeliHub.com

Wiking Helikopter Service has been awarded a contract by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to provide helicopter services in support of the Galloper offshore wind farm. Wiking will fly an Airbus H145 technicians of Siemens to and from the offshore wind farm.  The 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm is located 30 kilometres off the coast of Suffolk, UK and consists of 56 turbines.

Temporary approval to use the Great Oakley airfield has been approved for a maximum of two years pending the construction of a helipad and hangar at Harwich International Port.

Wiking ordered a pair of H145s, and has so far taken delivery of one early in 2017.  The second one is understood to be due at the back end of this year or early 2018. The crew will consist of two pilots and one hoist operator. The contract is the first long term heli hoist service contract for Wiking in the UK

In October last year, Turkish operator Kaan Air announced that they had acquired 60% of Wiking.

Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com


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