Shell grants Blueway's DanCopter major helicopter contract in Nigeria

Source: Blueway DanCopter

The Norwegian based helicopter group Blueway has won its largest contract ever within the offshore sector. It has been awarded a five year contract, with an extension option of 2 x 1 years, by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NAPIM) and Shell Nigeria.

The contract has a yearly value of US $80 million. It will be served by Caverton DanCopter Nigeria, a company owned 50/50 by DanCopter and its local Nigerian partner, Caverton Helicopters. Initially the contract will be operated with a combination of DanCopter's and Shell owned helicopters while the Company successively takes delivery of seven new medium sized helicopters.

DanCopter, a fully owned subsidiary of Blueway, is focusing on offshore crew change and shuttle services, and will start servicing Shell as of July 2010.

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