CHC continues rapid post Chapter 11 reemergence growth after announcing another contract award in Australia supporting Quadrant Energy carrying out passenger transfer operations in Western Australia.
CHC Group announced June 23rd in a press release that the company had secured yet another contract in the Australian oil and gas market that is showing signs of improvement and expansion in a tough global market where other locations are still in the midst of a downturn. The company was awarded a two-year contract to support one of Australia’s largest oil and gas companies, Quadrant Energy, that will commence operations on July 1, 2017.
CHC stated that the company will provide passenger transfer services to Quadrant’s oil and gas installations on the North West Shelf in Western Australia using two AW 139s flying out of CHC’s base in Karratha to fulfill the customers needs. Facilities located at Learmonth, Western Australia will also be utilized to provide passenger processing services for Quadrant. The new contract based in Karratha, Western Australia will add to the company’s already extensive AW139 operations out of Karratha airport that began in 2011. CHC’s large passenger terminal already services multiple other contracts in the oil and gas sector using the Leonardo AW139 platform that has now flown almost 125,000 hours transporting CHC customers around the world, with 25,000 of those flown in support of Australian operations directly since 2005.
“The CHC team in Asia Pacific is very proud of winning this contract with Quadrant and we are excited to commence operations on 1 July,” said Vince D’Rozario, Regional Director for CHC’s Asia Pacific region stated.
“We have worked hard to redesign our company to better meet our customers’ needs and we are delighted to establish this new partnership with Quadrant as we continue to see the benefits of our restructuring through new customer commitments worldwide.” said Karl Fessenden, President and CEO of CHC Helicopter. CHC has seen widespread contract growth globally since the company’s reemergence from court supervised Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in March of this year. The now asset light company is no longer tied to the restrictions imposed during chapter 11 proceedings, which has seen CHC aggressively market their resurgence as an opportunity to service the global helicopter transportation market with a renewed focus on their customers.