In February this year it became clear that Statoil will not renew their agreement with CHC Helikopter Service for flights from Flesland and Floro.
The value of the contract is estimated to be around one billion kroner. Starting 1 May next year, these flights will instead be carried out by the helicopter company Bristow, the newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad writes.
In connection with the award of the contract to Bristow let Statoil emphasized that the new contract would provide both cost savings and a more efficient flight program.
– CHC had to compete with another company for the contract and the other company won. CHC remains a key supplier for Statoil. CHC will still be responsible for about 50 percent of our flights, spokesman OF Statoil Morten Eek says .
Aftenbladet also writes that Statoil on several occasions has terminated or not renewed contracts with companies that have had fatal accidents. Eek doES not want to talk about this subject under the current situation, and says that the group now uses its resources on supporting and looking after their employees and the relatives of the victims of the helicopter accident.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today