Avincis, December 06, 2013 - Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd (Bond), one of the UK’s leading providers of energy support services, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a new contract with Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd (Nexen).
Bond will provide crew change support for Nexen’s operations in the UK North Sea for an initial period of five years with an option to extend, primarily using two Sikorsky S-92 helicopters.
The contract start-up will be phased, with the first aircraft coming into service in February 2014 and the second in March 2014. Both aircraft will operate out of Bond’s Aberdeen base.
Luke Farajallah, Managing Director of Bond Offshore Helicopters, said: ‘I am delighted to be working with Nexen. This is an important new customer for Bond and I look forward to providing our new partner with a safe and customer focused service.”
Bond is owned by the Avincis Group, one of the world’s leading provider of mission critical aviation services. In 2012, the Group transported 175,900 oil and gas passengers. Avincis companies are committed to delivering the highest standards of safety, with a target of zero accidents.
About Bond Offshore Helicopters: Bond Offshore Helicopters provides crew change for the oil and gas industry, and Search and Rescue support, in the central and northern North Sea and west of Shetland. Bond Offshore Helicopters is part of Avincis Group.
About Avincis: Avincis is one of the world’s leading providers of aviation services for mission-critical operations such as medical emergency, civil protection, search & rescue, coast and city surveillance, firefighting and energy support services. Based in the UK, the Group provides central resources, safety and operating standards and systems and expertise to its operating companies who serve local markets and customers in Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Chile, Peru, UK, Norway, Australia and Ireland. Of primary importance is the Group’s oversight of safety standards across all its operations, with a global target of zero accidents.
Group companies operate mainly medium to long term contracts with governments and blue-chip corporations, taking advantage of the growth of the outsourcing industry worldwide. The Group operates a fleet of around 350 aircraft and employs around 3,000 people. In 2012, the Group flew over 108,500 hours worldwide, performed 50,600 emergency medical missions and 7,800 firefighting missions, rescued 8,600 people from seas and mountains and transported 175,900 oil and gas engineers, technicians and other passengers. The Group also conducts maintenance for third-party clients on helicopter and fixed-wing contracts.