CHC helicopters to support Aker BP’s Valhall operations

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Helicopter operator CHC Group has signed a two-year contract extension with Aker BP to support its infield shuttle at the greater Valhall field in the Norwegian North Sea.

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In a statement announcing the contract on Tuesday, CHC said that the contract will run until September 2021 and the company will provide two AS332L aircraft for this operation.

One helicopter will be located offshore on the Valhall PH platform and the other, a back-up aircraft, will be based at Sola, CHC added.

“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,” stated Mark Abbey, CHC Regional Director Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Karl Fessenden, President and CEO of CHC Helicopter, said: “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.”