NHV Helicopters Ltd awarded contract for Buchan Well Abandonment operations in the Central North Sea

The NHV fleet of H175 vehicles.(Photo: Steve Jones)

NHV Helicopters Ltd, a leading provider of helicopter services for the offshore industry, has secured a significant contract to support Buchan Well Abandonment operations in the Central North Sea (CNS).

The contract, awarded by WellSafe Guardian Limited on behalf of its client Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited (RSRUK), will see NHV deliver approximately four flights per week, utilising its state-of-the-art H175 helicopters.

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Commencing mid-September 2023, the contract reaffirms NHV’s commitment to delivering safe and efficient air transportation solutions for critical offshore operations. Flights will be conducted from the Aberdeen base to the offshore Buchan Field, located in the heart of the CNS, facilitating seamless connectivity to the project site.

Jamie John, Commercial Director of North Sea Energy at NHV Group, commented: “Securing this recent contract with Well-Safe Solutions will play a pivotal role in supporting the Buchan Well Abandonment operations. NHV has invested a lot into the energy industry and this contract is testament to our teams drive and level of service. Our top-tier fleet, including the advanced H175 model, coupled with our experienced crew, positions us well to meet the demands of this critical phase of operations.”

NHV Helicopters Ltd looks forward to collaborating closely with WellSafe Guardian Limited and RSRUK throughout the project’s duration, ensuring seamless transportation solutions that align with the highest industry standards.


About NHV Group:

NHV Group, headquartered in Ostend Belgium, specialises in B-to-B helicopter services and operates with a strong geographic presence in Europe and Western Africa. The group conducts operations from several bases on two continents with a team of 450+ employees. NHV’s main focus is on the energy-producing industry, including the Renewables Sector.
Our scope of work also includes Maritime Services and Harbour Pilot Services, and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) solutions. In addition to supporting its fleet, NHV provides extensive third-party maintenance services to a variety of civil and military clients. Aside from the helicopter operations, NHV has set up the NHV Training Academy, which offers ATO pilot training, HHOP training and delivers EASA and CAA certified Part 147 training. The group has a multipurpose high-value fleet of over 35 helicopters. NHV’s majority shareholder is Ardian, the world-leading private investment house with assets of US$150bn managed or advised across Europe, the Americas, Asia, and the Middle East.

NHV Group has no Russian shareholders and is not involved with any Russian affiliated organisations in the delivery of helicopter services or aircraft spare parts.

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