NHV helicopters has won a Shell North Sea contract previously operated by larger rival CHC.
The Belgium-based firm has unveiled the three-year deal to transport Shell workers in the UK to installations across the Southern North Sea.
It also covers transportation for employees of NAM – a Shell-ExxonMobil joint venture – in the Netherlands.
US firm CHC had run that contract since 2015.
NHV will carry out Shell flights daily from its bases in Norwich and Den Helder, using two Leonardo AW139 helicopters.
Norwich base manager Michael Gislam said: “We are excited to secure this long-term contract, to work with Shell UK and NAM helping them meet their transportation needs and are all eager to start flying on their behalf.
“The agreement strengthens our long-standing relationship with Shell where we have previously supported projects in Europe and Africa.”
CHC still runs Shell flights in the UK to Central and Northern North Sea installations from Aberdeen.
Steffen Bay, chief executive of NHV Group, said: “NHV has an excellent track record in delivering safe and reliable offshore helicopter services to oil-andgas clients around the North Sea.
“This new win of a long-term contract reflects the passion and hard work of our team.
“We continue to evolve our services and technology to best meet our customers’ needs.
“NHV looks forward to an even further growth in order to maintain our significant presence in the area.”
The award comes a month after NHV also landed a five-year contract extension with Ithaca Energy for its FPF-1 installation, Alba, Captain and Erskine fields.
Contract values were not disclosed for either deal.