Helicopter operator CHC Group has clinched a two-year contract extension to support Aker BP’s operations on the greater Valhall field in the Norwegian North Sea.
CHC will provide two AS332L aircraft to fulfill its duties.
The model is not the same as the AS332L2, which was pulled from North Sea operations following a fatal crash off Norway in 2016, along with sister model the H225 Super Puma.
One will be located offshore on the Valhall PH platform and the other, a back-up aircraft, will be based at Sola.
The contract will run until September 2021.
Mark Abbey, CHC regional director, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), said: “I’m delighted that we have been selected by Aker BP. We have been their aviation partner since the production start-up in 1982, and we value the continued confidence in this partnership.
“As the leading helicopter service provider in Norway, this work allows us to continue to build on our 50 years aviation experience supporting oil and gas customers on the Norwegian Continental Shelf as we continue to evolve our services and technology to best meet their needs.”
CHC Helicopter chief executive Karl Fessenden said: “CHC has a proud history offering safe and reliable transportation to a variety of customers in EMEA.
“We are eager to continue to add new chapters to our history in the region, as we have had seen success not only in the North Sea oil and gas space, but also providing search and rescue services and additional transport as far west as Ireland, as far South as Equatorial Guinea, and as far east as Kazakhstan.”