NHV Group's Airbus Helicopters H175. Photo courtesy of Airbus
NHV Group was awarded a contract with Premier Oil to provide helicopter transport services to their offshore assets in the North Sea.
For a period of five years, daily flights on the super-medium utility Airbus H175 helicopter will depart from NHV’s base in Aberdeen, Scotland. NHV will add another brand-new H175 to its fleet to optimize this service.
“We are excited to start this new partnership with NHV to support our UKCS assets for the next five years," said a spokesperson for Premier Oil. “We welcome NHV’s ability to deliver safe and efficient helicopter operations in the North Sea and look forward to working closely with them.”
NHV, the launch operator for the H175, has extensively flown the aircraft in the U.K., the Netherlands, Ghana and Denmark since 2014. The super-medium aircraft from Airbus can transport 16-18 passengers at a time, ideal for the offshore oil and gas industry.
“We are delighted that Premier Oil have decided to partner with NHV for their North Sea operations," said Jamie John, NHV’s Aberdeen base manager. “We are looking forward to building a strong partnership with them and are eager to start flying on their behalf later this year. This new contract again allows us to showcase our safe, reliable, and efficient H175 services.”
NHV began operating out of Aberdeen early in 2016 and announced a new hangar, apron and passenger-handling facilities October of that year.