Scottish oil explorer signs new North Sea helicopter flights deal with Belgian operator

An NHV helicopter on the tarmac outside the company's new passenger terminal at Aberdeen airport
An NHV helicopter on the tarmac outside the company’s offshore N. Sea terminal at Dyce. 

A Belgian-owned helicopter airline has won a new North Sea contract to provide flights to and from Aberdeen to a new North Sea oil drilling project.

The NHV Group has concluded a deal with Nautical Petroleum – a wholly owned subsidiary of Edinburgh oil minnow Cairn Energy –  to provide helicopter services in support of the upcoming drilling project at the Ekland Field.

The operations are expected to start early summer. Flights will depart from NHV’s base in Aberdeen to the Ekland Field, which is approximately 120 miles east of Aberdeen.

NHV will use its state-of-the-art H175 aircraft which is specifically designed to meet evolving mission needs in the oil and gas industry. Being the launching operator for this aircraft type, NHV’s H175s have accumulated extensive experience in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Ghana and Denmark.

NHV aims to increase its fleet to 16 of these new-generation helicopters after starting H-175 operations in Aberdeen two years ago.

1 Jun 2018

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