CHC Helicopter (CHC) has just been awarded a one-of-a-kind helicopter contract by four major oil and gas operators in the North West Shelf and North West Cape regions.
The new contract outlines that CHC is to provide passenger transfer flights, emergency medical evacuation and search and rescue services for Woodside, Jadestone Energy, Vermilion Energy and BHP via bases at Karratha, Learmonth and Onslow Airports. The Company will provide over 10 flights to several Offshore facilities in Northwest Australia every day.
“CHC has provided services to customers in the North West Shelf since March 2011 and we are honoured to be part of this innovation in passenger transfer services in Australia,” said Karl Fessenden, President and CEO of CHC Helicopter, this morning.
“I would like to thank Woodside and other operators in the region for putting their trust in CHC to deliver the largest shared aviation service model in Australia’s offshore oil and gas industry,” he commented. The five-year contract also has two two-year extensions.
CHC is expecting to fly more than 100,000 passengers a year safely to and from their place of work, with Woodside set to utilise most of the flight capacity. The Company will fly and maintain two AW139 medium helicopters and two AW189 super medium helicopters to support the on-going services.
In a recent statement to the public, CHC affirmed that they are committed to supporting local and Aboriginal employment and training with apprenticeship opportunities available to the local community over the period of the contract and all other roles to be filled by local employees, where possible. To contract will commence in July 2019. More information on this announcement can be found here.