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Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe and SeaRenergy collaborate on offshore wind projects

SeaRenergy relies on Johanniter’s paramedics for offshore rescue operations

Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe and SeaRenergy Offshore Holding GmbH & Cie. KG have entered into a framework agreement for the provision of services for offshore wind projects. The collaboration came into force on January 1st of this year and covers the provision of a comprehensive rescue concept, including the provision of offshore paramedics from Johanniter’s offshore rescue department in the Stedingen local branch within the Weser-Ems regional association, to SeaRenergy for offshore wind industry projects in the North and Baltic Sea.

SeaRenergy offers a wide range of consulting and engineering services, as well as offshore marine, QHSE, and personnel recruitment services for all stakeholders in the offshore wind industry. “With the offshore paramedics from Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe, we now have highly trained and experienced personnel available for deployment in offshore projects, ensuring emergency medical care and primary healthcare for workers in the offshore wind industry beyond the general legal requirements,” says Natalia Kress, General Manager of SeaRenergy Offshore Holding GmbH & Cie. KG. “This allows us to go beyond the general legal requirements and fulfill our commitment to protecting the health and lives of all employees on-site.”

Johanniter’s offshore rescue department has been providing comprehensive medical services to the offshore wind industry for ten years. The company provides medical professionals for platforms, installation, and service vessels in the North and Baltic Sea, staffs the offshore wind park emergency control center (NOW) of the “Gesellschaft für Maritimes Notfallmanagement” (GMN), and provides emergency medical personnel for the offshore rescue helicopters of its partner NHC Northern Helicopter. The provision of medical materials, development of concepts, telemedicine support, as well as training and further education are also part of their portfolio.

“We are delighted about the collaboration with SeaRenergy and the opportunity to combine our expertise,” says Jan Lutz, Head of the Offshore Rescue Department at Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe. The idea for the collaboration emerged from numerous joint projects, such as the cooperation during the installation phase of DolWin gamma. “Since Johanniter entered the offshore rescue business in 2013, we have evolved to become the market leader in on-site care due to the constantly changing conditions as well as challenges. With this expertise and many years of experience, we will now actively support SeaRenergy in medical-relevant matters.”

All offshore paramedics are trained in physician-approved standard operating procedures (SOPs) for all acute and emergency medical situations. This includes the administration of medication within the scope of their medical qualifications or through direct delegation by telemedicine. Their equipment and training as rescuers from height enable them to provide guideline-compliant medical care, equivalent in quality to onshore emergency services, at all offshore wind industry structures.