First Mobile MEDICbox For WINDEAcare




Injuries and diseases in offshore wind farms always mean big challenges. The WINDEAcare concept offers a holistic acute and emergency medical care service with a fully equipped rescue helicopter. However, using this helicopter is not possible during adverse weather conditions. ELA Container Offshore has come up with a 10ft offshore container solution for WINDEA Offshore. This container serves as a mobile rescue system. After a little planning and production time, the first container of this type has been finished and delivered in June.

This container solution has been developed as a supplement by WINDEA care partner companies. The ‘MEDICbox’ is a mobile 10ft ELA Container solution with DNV 2.7-1/ EN 12079-1 certification and provides an adequate alternative to flight solutions whenever medical care cannot be supplied by helicopter.

The MEDICbox provides modern telemedicine equipment, direct media connection to a telemedicine center onshore and can be used on various vessel types. It provides medicine and medical equipment to ensure EMS treatments in case of medical emergencies. All equipment fulfills the latest valid offshore- and medical treatment area guidelines.

Due to the included stable satellite connection with guaranteed bandwidth of the MEDICbox it is possible with the telemedicine device to interact in real time with an emergency medical technician with audiovisual communication, to monitor vital signs and to forward them to the telemedicine centre.  “The compact design ensures effective treatment in the container and only needs a small part of the vessel capacity,” explains Caspar Spreter.

“Especially the timely completion of the container in June made us very happy since we were able to present the container and concept for the first time at the WINDFORCE conference in Bremerhaven.” ELA Offshore containers are individually customised, immediately ready for use and are available at short notice.

Source: Offshore tech