UK – Bond to add new base with offshore contract win

UK – Bond to add new base with offshore contract win 19 Nov, 12, Source: Bond Offshore Helicopters

Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd, one of the UK’s leading providers of energy support services, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a new contract with Perenco Oil and Gas.

This new contract, worth in the region of £37 million, is for the provision of crew change flights to Perenco’s newly-acquired assets in the Southern North Sea. Operations are due to commence from Humberside Airport on the 1st of January 2013, with a new-to-fleet AW139 medium category helicopter, for an initial contract period of three years with options to extend. It is expected that up to 15 new posts will be created at Humberside Airport for the provision of the service.

Luke Farajallah, Managing Director of Bond Offshore Helicopters, said: ‘This is an exciting new win for Bond Offshore Helicopters, and reflects in no small part the focus on service provision and customer support in our existing work with Perenco Oil and Gas.’ This will be our first aircraft operating out of Humberside Airport and we very much look forward to further growth in order to establish a significant presence in the area’.

About Avincis Group

Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd is part of Avincis Group. Avincis Group is the world’s leading provider of mission critical aviation services. The Group’s mission is to save lives, protect the environment and provide safe transport for mission critical people and assets for public services and blue chip corporations.

Avincis has a global footprint which, includes the UK, Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Ireland, Norway, Australia, Chile and Peru. The Group operates around 350 rotary and 50 fixed-wing aircraft, from 295 bases in ten countries. Avincis employs almost 3,000 people worldwide and at end 2011 had an annualised turnover of €521 million (£421 million). The Group is headquartered in London.

About Perenco Oil and Gas

Perenco Oil and Gas is an independent oil & gas company with operations in 16 countries across the globe, ranging from Northern Europe to Africa and from South America to the Middle East. Perenco is involved in operations both onshore and offshore. editor note.  Bond Offshore added their third AW139 to the fleet on 31st October 2012.  It is not clear whether this is the helicopter to be used on this new contract at Humberside

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