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Bristow extends Barents Sea contract

22nd September 2017 - 09:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Bristow Norway has signed a five-year contract to provide helicopter offshore crew change and search and rescue (SAR) services to support Eni Norge and Statoil in the Barents Sea, the company announced on 18 September.

The agreement is a renewal of an existing contract, and includes options to extend by three years.

Bristow will use a Sikorsky S-92 in oil and gas configuration to provide the crew change services for offshore platforms, and a Sikorsky all-weather SAR configured S-92.

Both helicopters will be equipped to the latest Norwegian oil and gas standards, with integrated traffic alert and collision avoidance system, tail mounted cameras and performance-based navigation.

The SAR S-92 is certified for night-vision goggle operations and features forward-looking infrared, auto hover, twin-hoist, mission management with moving map and increased on-board medical capabilities.

Heidi Wulff Heimark, area manager, Bristow Norway, said: ‘The Barents Sea is a strategically important region for Bristow, and we foresee continued growth of exploration and production activities in the coming years. With this contract and our Arctic experience, Bristow is well-positioned for coming exploration campaigns in the high North.’

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