Swire Energy Services wins Ørsted aviation contract for world’s largest offshore wind project

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.

Swire Energy Services has won an aviation services contract in Sub-Saharan Africa

Swire Energy Services (SES) has won an aviation services contract supporting a global offshore vessel owner in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The contract is a development on the existing commercial relationship and will see SES provide an aviation services package including supply of helifuel system spares, helifuel system inspection and reactivation. The team consisting of SES West Africa’s Commercial Manager Eno Inyang, supported by Jonathan Hughes, Vice President – Aviation, and the SES Global Aviation Team, have successfully delivered aviation services including helifuel refueling system inspection and offshore tank certification for the customer on their Barge Lancelot vessel offshore in Sub Saharan Africa since 2018.

Commenting on the contract award SES Sub-Saharan Africa General Manager, Ini Ikang, said:

“We’re extremely pleased to develop our existing service offering to our established customer. The development demonstrates our customers’ trust in our capabilities to deliver aviation services across Sub Sahara Africa, supported by our track record of aviation services globally.

“Our commitment is to be the easiest company to work with by providing a complete services package to help streamline our customers’ operations.

“We are pleased to offer a competitive services package which complies with all Covid-19 related quarantine requirements for the UK and respective Sub Saharan Africa locations.”

Swire Energy Services has been operating in the Sub-Saharan African region since 2001, today SES Sub-Sahara Africa provides integrated service packages including Offshore Equipment and Containers, Aviation Services, Chemical Services and Integrity Services to the offshore energy industry. SES provides it’s diversified service package across the region including the key hubs of Nigeria and Angola, as well as other important locations like Ghana, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, Congo, Gabon and Senegal, where customers can access quality products and services to support their operations.

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Swire Energy Services Asia Pacific division picks up first aviation service contract in Singapore

Swire Energy Services (SES) Asia Pacific division has won its first aviation service contract supporting a major drilling contractor in the region.

The contract will see SES provide offshore aviation services including recertification and audit of refuelling system, inspection and testing of helifuel tanks, content disposal, and procurement of spare parts for helifuel services systems. The services will be carried out across the Singapore region.

Swire Energy Services has been established in the aviation industry in the UK for over 30 years, having further developed their service offering over the last three years through the acquisition of Gordon Engineering Services in 2018 and Helifuel AS in 2020. The development of the aviation division forms part of Swire Energy Services long term strategy to develop and diversify the aviation service offering; creating a package of regional aviation support services to support offshore oil & gas, marine and offshore wind customers.

Commenting on the contract award, Swire Energy Services APAC General Manager, Way Meng How, said:

“Winning this contract is a testament of our customer’s trust towards our ability to deliver aviation services in this region; this is supported by our strong track record in aviation services within our global business.

“Our vision is to be the easiest company to work with by delivering fully integrated services to our customers, expanding aviation services to our Asia Pacific customers is an important step in ensuring we achieve this.

“Despite the challenging business environment, we are committed to continue support our customers by increasing our capability and service offering.”

Swire Energy Services has been supporting the oil and gas industry for over 42 years, with over 500 employees from its 56 bases, across 28 countries. Today, Swire Energy Services fully integrated service offering combines expert experience and cutting-edge technology to service the energy world with smart, connected services for the Oil & Gas and Offshore Wind industry.

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