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Helicopter landing on platform. Photo

9 December 2020

New contract for CHC

Vår Energi awards CHC Helicopter Service AS contract for personnel transportation from Stavanger airport, Sola.

The contract, which will run from 01.01.2022 for a fixed period of three years plus options, covers crew change services by means of one Sikorsky S-92 helicopter for the Vår Energi operated fields in the Balder area.

The contract is part of a cooperation agreement formed between Vår Energi and Equinor for sharing capacity of one helicopter.

We are pleased to be extending our partnership with Equinor, with whom we have had a similar, fruitful partnership in the Barents Sea for several years, says Rune Meinich-Bache, Aviation Advisor in Vår Energi.

The partnership covers our requirements for helicopter services in an effective manner, providing increased flexibility and a more efficient use of capacity. It also allows for better long-term planning by CHC Helicopter Service, Meinich-Bache states.

Vår Energi is currently undertaking a major investment in extending the lifetime of the Balder field in the North Sea, the first license ever to be awarded on the Norwegian continental shelf. The field, put on stream in 1999, was originally planned to end production in 2025. With the current upgrade, production will continue until 2045, contributing to maintain activity at the heliport at Stavanger airport, Sola, for yet another two decades.

Having worked with aviation my entire career, it is rewarding to see how the investments we make also spill over to this industry , providing opportunity for aviators for long into the future. We look forward to cooperating with CHC to deliver safe and efficient personnel transportation from Sola airport, says Meinch-Bache.


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