Wiking Helikopter Service GmbH has signed a multi-year contract with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) to support their Wind turbine maintenance process to the Beatrice Windfarm in North Scotland North Sea territory. WIKING will provide helicopter hoist operations for service technicians and material to wind turbines onsite for maintenance services. “We are delighted that we have been selected by SGRE and value the continued confidence in our high level of safety, quality and performance standards” stated Ernst Nassl CEO Wiking Helikopter Service GmbH. “As the leading helicopter / hoist operations service provider in Europe, we are proud to again build with this partnership on our 43 years aviation experience supporting our wind offshore as well our oil and gas customers”. The operations will start soon to grant SGRE in time and efficient wind turbine maintenance service level agreements. Flights will be operated with Airbus Helicopters H145, departing from Wiking’s new base in Wick (North Scotland) to the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth. About Wiking Helikopter Service GmbH ( Wiking Helikopter Service GmbH has been an offshore flight specialist in the North and Baltic Sea areas for over 43 years and operates a fleet of six helicopters, Leonardo Helicopters AW139 and Airbus Helicopters H145. Founded to support the transfer of sea pilots in the German Bight, Wiking is still one of the most important system operators in this business, having flown more than 56,000 sea pilot transfers mainly per hoist manoeuvre and approximately 114.000 flight hours. Wiking has grown considerably in crew change and hoisting services to offshore facilities, mainly in the offshore wind and oil / gas industry. Wiking is being operating a HEMShelicopter with aviation- and medical crews as an emergency evacuation unit for the offshore wind industry, which is on standby at the JadeWeserAirport 24/7. (Source and image: Viking Helikopter.Airbus H145)