Photo: AW169 helicopter; Source: NHV

Spirit Energy picks NHV for transfer services in East Irish Sea

Offshore helicopter operator NHV Group has won a new long-term contract with Spirit Energy to provide passenger transfer services in support of its East Irish Sea operations.

NHV said on Tuesday that the operations were foreseen to start in December 2020 and would depart from Blackpool in the UK.

The company’s team will fly an AW169 helicopter to support the service.

The AW169 is the latest-generation 4.6/4.8 tonnes twin-turbine helicopter capable of operating in the most demanding operating conditions.

NHV already has experience with this helicopter type in Norway, where they operate the AW169 in support of the Norwegian Coastal Agency’s operations since 2017.

Mike Gislam, accountable manager for NHV in the UK, said: “We are honoured to be chosen aviation partner for Spirit’s East Irish Sea Operations. NHV continues to invest in fleet and training to take on unique projects just like this one”.