Den Helder, Netherlands

Amsterdam IJmuiden Offshore Ports organizes meeting at CHC Helicopter at Den Helder Airport

Will it be flying or sailing? That is the question that Den Helder Airport asked itself.
Den Helder Airport has been facilitating helicopter flights to oil and gas platforms in the North Sea for 50 years. An efficient and reliable modality for transporting crew members in an offshore environment. Now that the energy transition has started, the demand for crew transport is also shifting towards offshore wind farms. Ships are widely used as a means of transport in this sector. With EU plans to 25-fold the capacity of the offshore wind farm in the North Sea and with it maintenance work, there will be an increasing demand for crew transport.

In that light, Den Helder Airport has published the report by To70: “Impact study on helicopter and vessel operations servicing offshore wind farms” to determine which transport is most suitable for which purpose in terms of efficiency, sustainability, safety and costs. Helicopters, ships or perhaps drones?

Link to download the report:

Amsterdam IJmuiden Offshore Ports is organizing this meeting together with CHC Helicopters, Den Helder Airport, North Sea Energy Gateway and Development Company Noord-Holland Noord. Nick Waterdrinker from Point B, and also Business Development Manager for Den Helder Airport, will present the highlights from the To70 report. There is room for questions and discussion. Afterwards, CHC Helicopters will tell who they are, what they do and there is the option of a guided tour.

Date and time
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
15:00 – 18:30

3 p.m. reception with coffee or tea
15.30 opening by Alderman Kees Visser - Alderman Municipality of Den Helder
3.35 pm Presentation by Point B and To70 – highlights report “Impact study on helicopter and vessel operations servicing offshore wind farms”: the impact of helicopters and ships between 2030-2050
4 p.m. Q&A round
4.10 pm Presentation CHC Helicopters
4.30 pm Short break
4.45 pm Guided tour CHC Helicopters
5.15 pm Guided tour Den Helder Airport incl. Silver Flight plane
17.45 Network drink
6.30 pm End of program

CHC Helicopters
Airport road 18
1786 PP Den Helder

If you would like to attend this event, please contact AYOP:

AYOP | Members-meet-members meeting at CHC Helicopters and PointB



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