Following a competitive tendering process, Airlift AS has been awarded a contract involving transport of Norwegian pilots to and from large vessels and vessels carrying hazardous and/or pollutive cargo serving the oil and gas terminals at Kårstø, Sture, Mongstad, Nyhavna and Melkøya.
The contract was awarded in competition with several bidders, and the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) considered Airlift's offer the most economically advantageous. The assessment of tenders considered personnel security, security of supply, and price.
– The new agreement will provide us with a safe and good helicopter service, at a lower price than the current agreement. I am very pleased with the outcome, says Erik Blom, Director of Pilot Services of the NCA.
Airlift is happy about the newly signed contract:
– We are grateful for the confidence placed in us through the awarding of this contract. The contract is one of the largest in the company's history. For us this is an important step towards further growth and expansion, says Stian Hårklau, CEO of Airlift AS.
The contract will commence on 1 July 2017, and will have a duration of six years, with an option for a two years' extension. The service will be performed with three new Leonardo helicopters, AgustaWestland AW169.
Airlift AS is northern Europe's leading company for the provision of on-shore helicopter services. The company has nearly 30 years of experience flying for a wide range of customers in the fields of Search and Rescue (SAR), Aerial Work and Heavy-lift. With around 70 employees and a modern fleet of 16 helicopters, Airlift is able to satisfy almost all helicopter transport requirements. The company is part of the NHV group.
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