Medical services in the installation and operation phase of offshore wind farms in the North Sea and Baltic Sea must be guaranteed, prescribes the Occupational Health and Safety Act. WINDEAcare offers an holistic and practical medical care concept from a single source. Adequate emergency medical assistance can be provided for a range of complaints from mild illnesses, which can be diagnosed and treated via telemedicine, to life-threatening injuries and difficult rescue operations. To provide this comprehensive service, experienced and established specialized companies have formed a close partnership. The interdisciplinary combination of expertise in the fields of medicine, emergency services, nautical sciences, aviation, fire fighting and wind energy is unique!
WINDEA Offshore GmbH & Co. KG is a joint venture founded in 2011 for the offshore wind sector, which is operated by the partners Bernhard Schulte Offshore GmbH, EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH and Buss Offshore Solutions GmbH & Co. KG. Based in Hamburg, WINDEA acts as a joint sales and synergy center for offshore wind projects and offers ship services with its own vessel fleet, maritime and nautical services, wind technology, port and logistics services, helicopter services and holistic medical care in offshore wind farms successfully on the market. By combining the different services of all shareholders and partners, WINDEA is able to provide holistic logistics and supply solutions in connection with the construction and operation of offshore wind farms. www.windea.de
Ems Maritime Offshore (EMO) was founded in 2010 and offers comprehensive maritime services for offshore wind farms in the North and Baltic Sea. In addition to the activities of a certified shipping company that focuses on the special requirements of offshore wind farms, EMO also provides the necessary port services at various service ports near the wind farm clusters. These include the provision of office, storage and external storage capacities as well as parking spaces and berths for service ships. The comprehensive service package is rounded off by the Maritime Coordination Department, which is responsible for the control of all logistical processes and maritime sea surveillance by the in-house control center VENTUSmarine. With its experience, EMO stands for service, quality, commitment and flexibility. As a wholly owned subsidiary of AG "EMS", Emden, EMO is an important member of an association of various transport and service companies. www.offshoreservice.de
Northern Helicopter GmbH works closely with the Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. The Offshore Rescue Department of the Stedingen local branch provides the emergency paramedics for the offshore rescue helicopters of NHC Northern Helicopter. The Offshore Department is the market leader in the North and Baltic Sea for medical treatment by emergency paramedics on ships and platforms in wind farms. In the Weser-Ems Regional Association, almost 900 full-time and more than 1700 volunteers are involved in the areas of rescue services, disaster control, rescue service training and further education, medical, social and nursing services. Two platoons with a total of 140 volunteers are available for disaster control. www.johanniter.de/offshore
With more than 150 staff members, the Klinikum Oldenburg, with the University Hospital for Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care, Emergency Care, and Pain Therapy covers the entire range of its specialisations and is integrated with university teaching and research activities via the European Medical School Oldenburg-Groningen. The Klinikum Oldenburg staffs three emergency response vehicles (one proportionately), the intensive care vehicle from Oldenburg, and proportionately the offshore rescue helicopter of NHC Northern Helicopter. The Klinikum also provides senior emergency doctors. Dr. Rüdiger Franz is the medical director for Northern Helicopter GmbH and is responsible for medical care of the highest quality. www.klinikum-oldenburg.de
Falck Fire Services DE GmbH belongs to the Danish Falck Group and is one of the world's leading providers of industrial fire fighting services. The company makes its decades of experience available to the WINDEAcare Group and complements its range of services for maritime fire fighting. Maritime fire fighting is characterised by many special features, which is why specialists and special equipment are absolutely necessary. For example, long distances to the mainland often have to be covered and complex technical conditions require special extinguishing procedures. Falck Fire Services offers an extensive portfolio for this demanding environment. www.falck.com/en/fireservices/