Bond Offshore Helicopters said yesterday it had won a £21million deal with Premier Oil for work in the North Sea.
Bond said it would provide crew-change flights for the exploration and production firm under the three-year deal.
The work will be done by a Sikorsky S-92, marking the first time Bond has operated this type of aircraft out of Aberdeen. The helicopter, one of 16 ordered by Bond parent Avincis Group, was registered in Norway by sister firm Norsk Helikopterservice.
Bond said Premier, which has equity interests in nine producing fields, had the option to extend the contract.
Luke Farajallah, managing director of Bond Offshore Helicopters, said: “This new contract with Premier builds on our strong existing relationship with them, and is more evidence of our dedication to finding the best fit for our customers.
“We hope to grow with Premier as its North Sea projects mature.”
Bond employs 250 people out of Aberdeen, but the workforce is expected to rise following its latest contract win. Last month, Bond signed a £16million deal with BW Offshore to run crew changes to the company’s BW Athena floating production vessel in the outer Moray Firth.