Bristow Helicopters to Transport Central North Sea Workers

Bristow Helicopters has secured a new North Sea contract. The Company will provide helicopter support for CNR International (UK) Ltd, flying workers to and from the Tiffany platform, situated in the Central North Sea, 150 miles north east of Aberdeen, commencing tomorrow (February 10, 2009).

The contract will run for three years, with two further one-year options, using Bristow's fleet of new, high technology EC225 helicopters.
This work is returning to Bristow which previously held the contract until 2004.

John Cloggie, Bristow's Director of European Operations in Aberdeen, said, "We are pleased to be servicing this important North Sea contract again and look forward to working with CNR to provide this vital link.

"The award of this contract enhances Bristow's reputation in the oil and gas sector and will provide additional long term stability for the company in Aberdeen. It also demonstrates the benefits of investing in new technology for both the customer and Bristow. The advantage of the EC225 is that the extra payload offers clients a more cost effective means of transporting staff."

The contract is the latest in a raft of positive developments for Bristow. Last year the company invested more than £70 million in a fleet of new Sikorsky S-92 helicopters based in Scatsta, Shetland, and also announced the establishment of a Bristow training academy at the company's new European Headquarters which is currently under construction less than a mile away from the present base in Forties Road, Dyce, Aberdeen. This project is due to be completed this summer.


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