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Offshore helicopter boom forecast

10th August 2012 - 15:30 GMT | by Tony Skinner in London


Eurocopter-subsidiary Helibras is eyeing a requirement from Brazil’s state-controlled oil company for 80 to 90 medium to heavy helicopters over the next decade.

Petroleo Brasilero SA (Petrobras) plans to boost oil production by more than 50% over the next four years by developing offshore fields as far as 300km from the coast.

Speaking at the Invest in Brazil event in London on 8 August, Helibras executive vice-president Eduardo Mauad said the expected demand from Petrobras was expected to fuel sales of Helibras-assembled EC225 helicopters.

‘The oil and gas activities in Brazil are growing very quickly and strongly. Platforms are being

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