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CHC extends Dutch North Sea deal with Neptune
CHC conducts approximately 3,500 flight hours each year for Neptune's Dutch offshore teams. A contract extension between Neptune and CHC to transport personnel to and from platforms has been finalised.
CHC flies the AW139 from Den Helder.

CHC Helicopters has extended its contract with Neptune Energy, a global oil and gas exploration and production company with operations across the North Sea, north Africa and Asia Pacific. The deal covers the Dutch sector of the North Sea for a further two years. CHC will continue to conduct all helicopter flight transfers for personnel to and from Neptune's 29 offshore platforms in the Dutch sector.

CHC EMEA regional director Mark Abbey says: “We are delighted to continue partnering with Neptune to execute its service safely and with outstanding efficiency and levels of customer service. We also look forward to building on our existing partnership.”

Lex de Groot, MD of Neptune Energy in the Netherlands, adds: “Offshore gas supply is vital for the Dutch economy. As the largest offshore gas producer in the Netherlands, a great number of CHC's flights have our colleagues on board. They commute via helicopter to their work and back home, and it is therefore crucial to be able to provide the highest standards of safety and service for their transport.

“CHC is known for its drive to improve its operations and services, and our partnership is based on working together to further optimise planning and offshore routes. Improvements in efficiency can reduce the time, costs and CO2 emissions associated with offshore travel. Working with CHC, we can be more efficient in this important part of safeguarding both the travel of our colleagues and the supply of offshore gas.”

From its base at Den Helder Airport, CHC conducts approximately 3,500 flight hours each year for Neptune's Dutch offshore teams. CHC also provides helicopter transport services for Neptune's offshore teams in the UK, travelling to and from the Neptune-operated Cygnus platform in the southern North Sea.