Jarzombek, who has been a member of the German Bundestag since 2009, wanted to get a comprehensive picture of the helicopter service provider's range of operations in the offshore wind sector during his visit.
He was welcomed by HTM Managing Director Bernd Brucherseifer, HTM Offshore Manager Remco Siemerink and the Managing Director of Ørsted Germany, Malte Hippe. Thomas Jarzombek was able to gain a comprehensive impression of the use of helicopters to supply offshore wind farms.
"It is impressive to see how every day care is taken to ensure that the wind turbines can be repaired as quickly as possible. This is an enormously important contribution on our way to obtaining renewable energies and expanding them in the future. Without the use of helicopters and the experience of such companies, the goal of covering a total of 80 percent of our electricity demand from renewable energies by 2030 would not be feasible," says Thomas Jarzombek.
"Ambitious goals have been formulated with the "Windenergie-auf-See-Gesetz" (Wind Energy at Sea Act) and we are all working every day to achieve them. At least 30 gigawatts of installed capacity are to be achieved by 2030 and even at least 75 gigawatts by 2045. At the same time, occupational health and safety and emergency care must be guaranteed for all our employees, which make the achievement of these goals possible. We are very pleased to have HTM as a long-standing, reliable and experienced partner at our side, with whom we are constantly improving the existing concepts and jointly putting them into practice," says Malte Hippe.
HTM Managing Director Bernd Brucherseifer adds: "Exciting times lie ahead of us and we want to continue to play a leading role in the generation of renewable energies in the future. We strive every day to underline this value for our partners and customers and are therefore very happy about the visit and the great interest of Mr Jarzombek and Mr Hippe and thank them for the great exchange."