Global energy services provider, Swire Energy Services' (SES) growth in aviation continues with the award of a new contract with Ørsted in the UK Southern North Sea. The two-year contract, with the option of two one-year extensions, covers the provision of helideck services and helicopter refuelling system services for Hornsea One, the largest offshore wind farm in the world, located off the Yorkshire coast.
This contract builds on the previous original equipment manufacturer (OEM) contract in 2017, for three complete helicopter refuelling systems, and includes further scope for the provision of aviation services for additional Hornsea installations later in the project.
Speaking about the contract win, Jonathan Hughes, Vice President Aviation at Swire Energy Services, said: "We are delighted to be able to continue our long-standing relationship with Ørsted following the award of this new aviation contract. This is a significant project to be involved in and we look forward to supporting them with the ongoing efficient operation of the Hornsea One and Hornsea Two wind farms over the coming years. Providing aviation services for the world's largest wind farm is precedence of our continued growth, following the acquisition of Norwegian based Helifuel AS last year."
The contract will be delivered by SES' aviation teams in Aberdeen, Norway and the UAE, with support from the company's global aviation centre of excellence. This announcement comes just weeks' after the expansion of SES' wind division with the significant acquisition of Danish specialist wind service provider, ALL NRG. For further information see the IDTechEx report on Energy Harvesting Microwatt to Gigawatt: Opportunities 2020-2040.
About Swire Energy Services
Swire Energy Services is a global provider of services supporting the energy industry. Operating in 28 countries and employing over 500 staff globally, people are at the centre of our business. We provide a wide range of value and performance driven solutions including offshore containers, integrity services, aviation services and specialised wind services. Supported by our global experts we strive to be the easiest company to work with, bringing smart connected services to our customers.
Swire is a highly diversified global group, with principal business activities grouped into five categories: Property, Aviation, Agribusiness & Food Chain, Marine Services and Trading & Industrial. John Swire & Sons Limited, has a 55% shareholding in Swire Pacific, and also has major business interests in Australia, Papua New Guinea, East Africa, Sri Lanka, the USA and UK. John Swire & Sons Limited is responsible for formulating and directing overall group strategy and provides a range of services including recruitment, employment, and training of staff for the group and its subsidiaries, which today employ over 133,000 people worldwide.
The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs, and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, and bioenergy plants, and provides energy products to its customers. Ørsted ranks as the world's most sustainable energy company in Corporate Knights' 2021 index of the Global 100 most sustainable corporations in the world and is recognised on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader on climate action. Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs 6,311 people.
Hornsea One is the largest offshore wind farm in the world and produces enough energy to power well over one million homes. With a capacity of 1.2 gigawatts (GW), Hornsea One is the world's first offshore wind farm to exceed 1 GW in capacity. Located off the Yorkshire coast, Hornsea One spans a huge area of approximately 407 square kilometres, which is over five times the size of the city of Hull. The offshore wind farm has 174 wind turbines of 7 megawatts (MW). Each one is 190 metres tall - larger than the Gherkin building in London.
Source and top image: Swire Energy Services