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The NHV Group has announced a new contract with Ithaca Energy UK Ltd (Ithaca) to provide helicopter services in support of its upcoming drilling project at the Harrier Well in Block 30/6. The operations are expected to start Q2 2017.
Flights will depart from NHV’s base in Aberdeen to the Harrier Well, which is approximately 150 nautical miles from Aberdeen.
NHV will support this project utilizing the state-of-the-art Airbus Helicopters H175 aircraft. The H175 is specifically designed to meet evolving mission needs in the oil-and-gas industry.
Being the launching operator for this aircraft type, NHV’s H175s have accumulated extensive experience in the U.K., The Netherlands, Ghana and Denmark since 2014. NHV Group ultimately will increase its fleet to 16 of these new-generation helicopters.
NHV started operating out of Aberdeen at the beginning of 2016, and announced the opening of a new hangar, apron and passenger handling facilities last October. A third H175 helicopter will now be allocated to the Aberdeen base, allowing NHV to deliver a service, which is tailored to the new customer’s requirements.
“The award of this contract and working with a new partner strengthens NHV’s presence in Aberdeen,” said NHV’s base manager Jamie John. “We look forward to the beginning of what we believe will be a long and successful partnership with Ithaca.”