This summer, several leading bodies from the renewable energy sector came together for EXERCISE SANCHO: an offshore wind training collaboration.
Rix Renewables and other parties including companies RES, RWE, Vattenfall, and Orsted participated in EXERCISE SANCHO’s training and monitoring scenario, which was focused on preparing the industry and emergency services for serious incidents at offshore locations. Rix Renewables was proud to see the Rix Tiger, part of our fleet of offshore support vessels, play an integral part in this exercise.
The command team was made up of HM Coastguard, Lincolnshire and Humberside Police, as well as the Norfolk Constabulary, who have been collaborating on the planning of EX SANCHO for over a year. The goal is for these bodies to keep working together and to deliver an advanced training event of this nature every three years to ensure local teams are prepared and have the skills required should an incident occur.
The intricately planned exercise saw multiple wind farms host multiple training simulations, namely Race Bank, Rampion, Triton Knoll, and Westermost Rough.
Our Director, Nick Allen said of the exercise:
“It was great seeing all the different stakeholders coming together to prepare their emergency response. We all work hard to make sure nothing goes wrong out on the Windfarm, but practise like this is invaluable to make sure that if something does happen, we are all prepared.”
Click here to watch EX SANCHO: an in-depth video detailing the unfolding events of the day, see how the Rix Tiger took part, and learn how the emergency services react when sudden and dangerous incidents take place offshore.
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