Wind power is one of the fastest-growing forms of renewable energy. Global demand for power from offshore wind farms is expected to change the way offshore operators and transfer providers consider workforce safety and how they procure critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

In a white paper exploring subscription-based rental and the future of offshore PPE, Survitec HeliPPE, a trusted PPE rental supplier to the offshore wind industry, highlights how digital capabilities and alignment of supply chains play a crucial role in solving the growth challenges faced by the industry.

Reconfiguring PPE from a traditional purchase to a subscription-based model could pay financial and environmental dividends through a more circular approach which enhances cost efficiencies and optimises project downtime.

“The increased focus on climate change, carbon footprint and responsible resource management all add to the virtues of subscription PPE. Renting PPE reduces the need for significant stockpiling and is a more sustainable solution. Instead of a purchased PPE set being in use for 3-5 months a year, rental PPE is constantly at work. It is similar to a shared, circular economy whereby durable and well-made products increase the product life span and saves on expenditure in the long term.” says Mads Enemark Nørgreen, Head of Business Development at Survitec HeliPPE.

 “The flexibility offered by suppliers to the industry is changing and for the benefit of wind farm operators. Renting the necessary equipment flexibly on either a weekly or monthly rate affords the operator the option to scale up or down with minimum notice at any time.

“The common practice of subscription-based rental schemes is prominent in the automotive, entertainment, and hospitality industries. Survitec HeliPPE has adopted this approach by offering flexibility for the customer but also ensuring they have the most up-to-date, state-of-the-art kit available – whenever and wherever they need it.

The white paper delves into how this approach has been pivoted to meet the rising global demand for energy and supports government targets in increasing their wind energy output.

The white paper is available for download here.

Protection by subscription offers dividends to support wind energy growth targets according to Mads Enemark Nørgreen, Head of Business Development at Survitec HeliPPE.

About Survitec

Survitec is a global Survival Technology leader to the maritime, defence & government, aerospace and energy sectors. Survitec has over 3,000 employees worldwide, covering 11 manufacturing facilities and over 400 service centres. They operate in over 2,000 ports, spanning 96 countries. Survitec are the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of liferaft, Marine Evacuation Systems (MES) and offshore rental PPE. They are a leading supplier of fire solutions to the maritime industry and hold a market leading position for Pilot Flight Equipment in the aerospace & defence market. The Survitec team live by their purpose “We Exist to Protect Lives”. Throughout its 168-year history, Survitec has remained at the forefront of innovation, design and application engineering and is the trusted name when it comes to critical safety and survival solutions.

About Survitec HeliPPE

Survitec HeliPPE is a trusted PPE rental supplier to the offshore wind industry. Working in collaboration with offshore developers, turbine OEMs and or transfer providers, Survitec HeliPPE manages the provision, handling, storage, tracking, inspection, preventative and scheduled maintenance of PPE to mitigates risk and optimise operational efficiencies. Survitec HeliPPE was acquired in 2021 by Survitec, world-leaders in Survival Technology solutions, to strengthen its portfolio and global network for its customers.