Ørsted Signed MoUs with Hospitals in Changhua to Build Medical Supporting Network for Offshore Wind Farms
Global offshore wind leader Ørsted today (19) signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) respectively with Show Chwan Memorial Hospital and Changhua Christian Hospital to collaborate and build up a medical network for offshore wind farms. Ørsted will also introduces world-class Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) standards to Changhua and support two local partnering hospitals to step into the field of medical services for offshore wind farms.
Ørsted is highly committed and ready to develop, build and operate offshore wind farms in Taiwan and therefore strive for long-term engagement in the Changhua communities. Ørsted will continuously support the two hospitals and invest in the health and safety infrastructure in Changhua such as helipad, for the benefit of Changhua County and also the whole offshore wind industry.
Matthias Bausenwein, Ørsted’s General Manager Asia Pacific said, “Safety and health of our employees are the key to the success of offshore wind power. Ørsted strives to become the industry leader in health, safety and environmental management when building and operating Greater Changhua Projects. We always seek to achieve this by fostering and maintaining a clear culture of ownership within the operational community of local partners and suppliers to ensure all the offshore wind farms’ staff safety and health.”
Matthias added, “As a responsible employer, we need to ensure that if the need arises we have access to the best possible medical facilities and that is why we are pleased to sign the MOUs to support the hospitals and their staff to develop capabilities and obtain relevant international certification to provide the best possible care to Greater Changhua Projects.”
Yeh Yung-Shiang, Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital’s Superintendent, said “In addition to professional medical service, our medical personnel are dedicated to serving local community by providing health management programs, such as setting up blood pressure measurement booths to promote health prevention. We also strive to increase the public’s awareness on regular checkups to discover potential anomalies to conduct timely diagnosis and treatment. We are delighted to collaborate with Ørsted to provide the medical services that meet global standards for protecting the health and safety of offshore wind technicians and also contribute to Taiwan’s green energy.”
Chen Mu-Kuan, Changhua Christian Hospital’s Superintendent, said “Starting from in Changhua City, Changhua Christian Hospital has ben sprouting with Central Taiwan. We have collaborated with many local enterprises of all sizes for employee’s health management and also have experience of servicing foreign patients. We can provide the most convenient medical services for Ørsted during the construction of offshore wind farms off the Changhua coast.”
Ørsted has the highest standards for Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) within offshore wind industry, and keeps improving safety for our employees and suppliers. In 2017, Ørsted achieved a lost-time injury frequency of 1.6, the lowest level ever in the Group’s history and there were no fatal accidents (source: Ørsted Annual Report 2017).
Global offshore wind leader Ørsted has over 25 years of development experience and installed more than 1,000 wind turbines offshore worldwide. Ørsted is the biggest operator of offshore wind farms, with more than 8GW in operation and under construction. The Greater Changhua offshore wind projects include four sites located 35 to 60 kilometers off the Changhua coast. The total capacity is expected to be 2.4GW, which could power 2.8 million households in Taiwan.