Hansen Protection designs and manufactures advanced survival suits, emergency suits and other harsh environment suits and life jackets for various work and niche applications. The survival equipment is provided to customers either through integrated services (a pay-per-use rental model), or through direct and distributor sales. Integrated services is a turnkey outsourcing service for all functions related to handling, cleaning, repair and testing of transportation suits. The handling and management of such suits requires a significant logistics setup and in-depth technical know-how in order to ensure the availability of suits when and where needed, and to ensure compliance with applicable safety standards and regulatory requirements.
Hansen Protection is a market leader of integrated services of survival suits and other harsh environment suits in its current European geographies and have a particularly strong position on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Hansen Protection has a significant infrastructure in place at all relevant helicopter bases in Norway and at strategic heliports in other geographies to ensure storage and handling facilities with immediate access to customers in transit.
Hansen Protection entered the integrated services market for offshore wind in 2015 and reinforced its position through the acquisition of HeliPPE in 2018. Hansen Protection’s offering to the wind industry also includes rental services to transportation by boat.
Hansen Protection’s product offering within the Personal Protection segment includes Transportation suits, Emergency suits, Work suits, Niche suits and Lifejackets.
Transportation suits are designed for both passengers to and from offshore installations and for helicopter pilots and crew both as an integrated service and through sales. Hansen Protection’s transportation suit portfolio consists of SeaAir, SeaWind and SeaAir Europe, which have built-in safety features and thermal protection, as well as other features tailored for the specific use and climate, such as mobility and flexibility for pilots and crew, extra insulation for extremities for use in the Arctic waters, etc. The transportation suits are mainly provided as part of the integrated services offering, but also sold to customers.
Emergency suits protect against heat loss thus increasing survival time in cold waters. The product range consists of a variety of suits developed for specific climates and conditions, like for example the SeaEco and SeaEco+ which are designed for emergencies on merchant fleets, while the Sea Nordic and SeaArctic are developed to withstand extra cold weather on fishing vessels, merchant ships and offshore installations. The emergency suit product portfolio also comprises special purpose suits like the NavyQuick Donning suit developed for the Norwegian Navy and other NATO affiliates throughout Europe, and the passenger suit SeaPass. The emergency suits are sold both directly to customers and through Hansen Protection’s network of distributors.
Work suits are designed to be worn at all times for various work applications, in particular in maritime environments. The product range, consisting of SeaMOB, SeaWork and E 300-2 are multi-purpose suits designed for work in exposed situations on deck, man overboard boat operations and where the users need freedom of movement to perform their tasks. The product range also includes SeaWind, which is designed for and used by workers on wind turbines and as a shipping work suit. The work suits are mainly sold both directly to customers and through Hansen Protection’s network of distributors.
Niche suits are designed for special applications such as military, search and rescue, fire brigade and police use. The product range comprises products such as SeaRescue, which is designed for emergency search and rescue surface operations, and SeaSwim, which is designed for surface swimming in shallow water dives. The niche suits are generally developed in close cooperation with the customers and end-users. The niche suits are sold both directly to customers and through Hansen Protections network of distributors.
Lifejackets are mandatory with selected suits that are not certified to be used without one, and Hansen Protection offers a wide range of lifejackets for various purposes and customer groups. Lifejackets may be equipped with safety harness and safety line, sprayhood and personal locator beacon (PLB). Lifejackets are sold both directly to customers and through Hansen Protection’s network of distributors.