A new center for safety at sea is being created in Bremen, Germany, in the form of the European Offshore HSSE Center.
According to Bremeninvest, the trade organization behind the concept, the emergency response center is the first of its kind for providing safety for offshore wind farms in north German coastal areas.
With more than 100 wind farms in the German North Sea and Baltic Sea areas being planned — and more than 1,000 workers permanently deployed in offshore jobs — safety is a priority, Bremeninvest says.
The wind energy industry in the state of Bremen now comprises around 150 companies with a total workforce of around 5,500.
The emergency response center will be operated by the Gesellschaft fÃ¼r Maritimes Notfallmanagement mbH. The organization will be responsible for all emergency alerts, deployment and organization.
A subsidiary of the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service will also assist in the center, Bremeninvest says.