HNZ Group, a helicopter transportation services provider, said that it has entered into a joint venture with PHI to provide offshore helicopter transportation services for the Inpex-led Ichthys LNG project.
The joint venture will supply up to four Sikorsky S-92 heavy helicopters, alongside the Ichthys project’s current aviation provider, in support of the installation, hook up, commissioning and production activities of the projects’ offshore facilities in Australia, the company said in a statement.
The leased aircraft from PHI will provide services for the Ichthys project’s offshore facilities and will be based out of Broome, Western Australia . The contract will commence on or before April 1, 2017 with a base term of five years, plus two, two-year option periods.
The joint venture is held 50 percent each by both PHI and HNZ and is designed to provide a comprehensive aircraft solution to the Ichthys project.
Employing PHI aircraft, the joint venture will execute all aspects of the contract through service agreements providing personnel, equipment and support for flight operations, maintenance and administration.