ExxonMobil has signed a contract for 2 Airbus H145 helicopters to assist the PNG LNG Project in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
The new H145 mannequin with a five-blade, bearingless major rotor supplies a 150kg enhance in helpful load.
The plane might be based mostly on the Hides Gas Conditioning Plant (HGCP) in Hela Province of the PNG Highlands, and might be used to move personnel and gear in assist of PNG LNG Project operations.
In addition to its reliability and superior economics, the brand new H145’s “sizzling and excessive” efficiency was essential to its choice to be used in an setting requiring routine operations at an altitude of 5,400ft in temperatures as much as 35ºC.
The sale is the primary by Airbus Helicopters to ExxonMobil and the primary order within the oil and fuel sector for the brand new H145 within the Asia Pacific area.
Ben Bridge, Executive Vice President Global Business, for Airbus Helicopters stated “It’s an honour to win the arrogance of a security and efficiency targeted buyer like ExxonMobil for operations in PNG’s extremely demanding operational setting. The new H145 has made a powerful begin available in the market and it’s clear that it has an incredible future throughout a number of market segments.”
High and sizzling functionality and the capability to hold eight passengers plus one to 2 pilots are attributes that make the H145 a pure selection for onshore and offshore oil and fuel passenger transportation and cargo missions. The H145 can function in efficiency class 1 situations, whereas its compact airframe can manoeuvre in advanced environments, akin to oil and fuel helidecks.
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