Bond to provide helicopter services to new UK windfarm

  Bond Offshore Helicopters

Bond Air Services will provide helicopter support to deliver maintenance technicians by hoist to 140 turbines in a new offshore wind farm located at Greater Gabbard, off the Suffolk coast in the UK.

The service will use a Eurocopter EC135T2i helicopter, operating seven days a week from Lowestoft Port.

Stephen Rose, offshore wind generation manager at Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Limited, said: “Safety is our number one priority at all times so by using the helicopter it means that we can get greater access to our turbines safely and effectively, in conditions which may have been otherwise impossible by boat.”

David Bond, commercial manager at Bond Air Services said: “We are delighted to be associated with Greater Gabbard and to be the chosen provider of rotary support. The operation is well-established now, reinforcing our position as the UK’s market leader in the provision of helicopter services as well as laying the foundation for future expansion in the offshore renewables market.”

Terry Spruce

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