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CHC Helicopter Australia has renewed its contract with Shell Australia to provide helicopter transportation services to the Prelude FLNG (floating liquefied natural gas) facility in the Browse Basin. The new agreement continues CHC's six-year relationship with Shell in this project's development.
CHC will provide Sikorsky S-92 helicopters and crews for daily passenger transport and emergency flights between its Broome base and the Shell Prelude project, which is located approximately 475 km north north-east of Broome in Western Australia's Kimberley region. Refuelling between Broome International airport and Prelude will take place at Djarindjin airport, which is owned and operated by the local Djarindjin Aboriginal Community.
CHC regional director for the Asia Pacific Vince D'Rozario is proud of the relationship developed between Shell Australia and CHC: “We are humbled that Shell has once again chosen CHC to be its partner as Prelude moves into the critical production phase. During the past six years, we have transported more than 50,000 passengers, and accrued over 10,000 flight hours while maintaining excellent safety and aircraft availability.
“In fact, we are very proud to have received the highest safety rating by Shell's internal auditors, an unprecedented achievement. We have seen more than 1,000 days at Goal Zero and been recognised with numerous customer safety awards, all of which is testament to the teamwork and ongoing commitment of both Shell and CHC to do no harm to our people, the community or the environment. We are committed to continuing our partnership and further developing our safe, high-quality operation to Prelude.”