Ostend – 27th January 2020 - NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services and Tropical Arctic Logistics Ltd (TAL), a Nigerian subsidiary of Baywood Integrated Group, specialized in logistics and flight services are pleased to announce that they have entered into a teaming agreement. The agreement is designed to allow both companies to jointly pursue strategic opportunities in Nigeria and the West-African offshore industry. United as a new helicopter service provider, they are determined to give strong impetus to safety and operational compliance.
NHV and TAL can immediately offer 4 latest technology AW139 aircraft and have committed to reciprocal support. In this partnership, the companies’ main focus is on the offshore oil and gas market, but other helicopter services will be offered as well.
“As Nigeria is a growing offshore market with an extensive number of very qualified people in the aviation industry, it is a privilege to be in partnership with a well esteemed company as TAL, who has a long tradition of using this Nigerian pool of competent persons. This unique combination of competencies in both people and operations, based on TAL’s and NHV’s distinctive skills, will be the future benchmark for truthful, safe and credible offshore helicopter services in Nigeria. We are looking forward to a long and very fruitful co-operation which has started in good harmony and we are glad to be on board”, says Lars Skov, Contract Manager for NHV in Nigeria.
Engr. Femi Adeniji, COO of TAL, commented: “We are happy to team up with NHV. As the largest North Sea operator, they have extensive experience in the harshest flying conditions. Their SAR knowledge and other capabilities will definitely mean an advantage for our combined businesses.”
Emperor Chris Baywood Ibe, Chairman of Baywood Integrated Group, commented: “For us it was important to find a partner with excellent safety records and vast experience. This, allied with TAL’s strong track record of local content equipment ownership and operations, will deliver a safe, reliable and sustainable rotary wing transportation option to our clients. Together NHV and TAL will play an important role in the Nigerian Oil and Gas airspace.”
Steffen Bay, CEO of NHV Group, said: “We are honored to engage in a relationship with TAL. Their extensive market knowledge, combined with the broad technical and operational experience from NHV, allows us to create a fruitful synergy between both of our companies. Together, we will be able to offer our clients a high-quality service that meets or exceeds the highest international standards for safety and reliability.”
With this agreement, NHV again confirms its intention to strengthen its position in the West-African offshore helicopter segment. NHV originally entered the Nigerian market in 2010 with the offshore oil & gas operations for Shell.
About NHV Group:
NHV Group, headquartered in Ostend Belgium, is specialized in B-to-B helicopter services and has a strong geographic presence in Europe and Western Africa. The group conducts operations out of several bases on 2 continents with a team of over 550 employees. NHV’s main focus is on the energy producing industry. The Group has a leading position in Europe as the only helicopter operator that conducts operations in every oil producing country in the region. The scope of work also includes: Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS), Maritime Services, which include Search and Rescue (SAR), offshore Wind Farms and Harbour Pilot Services. Vertech Offshore and Airlift are two specialized companies within the NHV group who are leaders in their niche of flare tip replacement and power grid construction and maintenance. Aside from the helicopter operations, NHV is an approved training organization (ATO) and an official service center for our partner Airbus Helicopters. NHV also provides maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solutions. In addition to supporting its own fleet, NHV provides extensive third party maintenance services to a variety of civil and military clients. The group has a multipurpose high value fleet of +60 helicopters. NHV’s majority shareholder is Ardian, the world-leading private investment house with assets of US$96bn managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia. https://nhv.be
About Tropical Arctic Logistics:
TAL, a subsidiary company of the Baywood Integrated Group, is headquartered in Nigeria. TAL has deep rooted experience and network in the oil and gas industry with offices in Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Ghana and United States of America specialized in onshore and offshore operation. Service offerings in fixed and rotary wing aviation include: Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS), Private Charter Services, Search & Rescue, airport construction; MRO certifications; FAA/EASA Regulations standards (USA MRO) ; import and export of aircraft; continued airworthiness standards / provision of supplementary type certification on all installations on the aircraft; aircraft completions from green to paint; aircraft interior designs; refurbishment of different OEM products; and training of pilots. TAL’s Airline Operator Certificate (AOC) in Nigeria and Air Transport Licence in Sierra Leone will guarantee aggressive growth of the West Africa Market. The company’s priority and practice is SAFETY FIRST.