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By Ben Woods
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Great Yarmouth oil and gas company Perenco has awarded a multi-million-pound contract to Bond Offshore Helicopters to transfer workers to its newly-acquired North Sea assets.
The £37m deal between the energy company and Bond is likely to create 15 jobs at Humberside Airport, north Lincolnshire, where the operation will begin on January 1
The three-year contract includes the addition of the AW139 helicopter to Bond’s offshore helicopter fleet, which is also based at Norwich Airport.
Managing director of Bond, Luke Farajallah, said: “This is an exciting new win for Bond Offshore Helicopters, and reflects in no small part the focus on service provision and customer support in our existing work with Perenco Oil and Gas.
“This will be our first aircraft operating out of Humberside Airport and we very much look forward to further growth in order to establish a significant presence in the area.”
EDP Top 100 company Perenco is an independent oil and gas company, which produces 300,000 boepd (barrels of oil equivalent per day) from operations in 16 countries including locations in northern Europe, Africa, South America and the Middle East.
It announced in March that it had agreed a £251.7m deal with energy giant BP for a number of North Sea assets.
Meanwhile, Bond is part of the Avincis Group that provides aviation services for blue-chip corporations.
One of East Anglia’s largest crane hire companies, Quinto Crane & Plant Ltd, has been bought out in a multi-million pound deal, with the new owner promising to safeguard the jobs for its 125 employees and guaranteeing future investment.