CHC Group to provide 3 aircraft to support Prelude project

CHC Group (OTC PINK: HELIQ) has provided three new Sikorsky S-92 aircraft to begin serving Shell for the company´s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project from its base in Broome, Australia, the company said.

The company said these new aircraft will join a fourth S-92 already in use as part of a two-year extension of the current Shell contract in place since mid-2012.

Shell Australia´s Prelude FLNG project will produce natural gas at sea from offshore production platforms, and transfer it to a fleet of specialized ships for product transportation to customers.

CHC Helicopter serves oil and gas companies, government search-and-rescue agencies and organizations requiring helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul services through the Heli-One segment.