Belgian helicopter firm wins new five-year North Sea flights deal with Dana Petroleum

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 new passenger terminal at Aberdeen airport

The Belgian NHV helicopter operator has won a new long term contract with Dana Petroleum to provide helicopter services to their central and northern North Sea assets out of Aberdeen airport.

Daily flights will depart from NHV’s base at Dyce to the Triton FPSO in the Central North Sea and Western Isles FPSO in the East Shetland Basin for a period of five years.

This also signals the start of NHV’s longest range scheduled flight using the H175 in support of the Western Isles FPSO. NHV will add another brand new H175 to its fleet in Aberdeen to support their new customer.

The contract award has also created a number of employment opportunities at NHVs Aberdeen base – but the operator decline to specify the number of new jobs.

NHV started operating out of Aberdeen at the beginning of 2016 and announced the opening of a new hangar, apron and passenger handling facilities in October 2016.

Martin Lawson, Dana UK Operations Manager said: “Dana is pleased to award NHV with a five year aviation support contract that will provide us with the most up to date aircraft available. We are confident that NHV will deliver our aviation requirements across our North Sea assets in a safe, cost effective and fit for purpose way.”

8 Jun 2018

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