Kota Bharu, Kelantan, 1 April 2015: Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd (WASSB), a leading regional offshore helicopter transportation services provider today secured a contract worth RM370 million to provide two AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters for Carigali Hess Operating Company (CHOC) and Carigali-PTTEPI Operating Company Sdn Bhd (CPOC).
Joint oil and gas exploration operating companies under the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority (MTJA), CHOC and CPOC will be utilizing WASSB’s new generation 15-seater medium sized twin-engine AW139 helicopter platform to expand their operations.
Furthermore, the contract for the operations of the two helicopters from WASSB’s Kota Bharu base in Kelantan spans over five years effective 1st April 2015.
Providing context on the contract, Director of Business Development of Weststar Aviation Services, Datuk Anuar Noordin shared, “In the current paradigm of industry and market irregularities, it is a timely boost for WASSB’s strategic expansion to further consolidate our standing in markets where our clients operate. In addition, we are delighted to build another long-term relationship with them as we look to grow our regional footprint particularly in the emerging ASEAN markets.”
“This is a course we are pursuing. We have an expanding fleet of AW139 helicopters. This helicopter is the oil and gas industry’s highly sought after helicopter type for its safety features and is one of the few helicopters fully certified in terms of safety for offshore oil rig operations,” concluded Anuar.
Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd (WASSB) is a Malaysian based company that provides offshore helicopter transportation services to the oil and gas industry. Having made its regional presence strongly felt, WASSB is currently the largest provider of offshore helicopter transportation services in South East Asia. Our oil & gas clients include Petronas Carigali, ExxonMobil, Carigali Hess, CPOC, Talisman, Petrofac, Newfield, TOTAL, KPOC, Lundin, WesternGeco, Hess, Shell, Tullow Oil, Mubadala Petroleum, CGG Veritas, ConocoPhillips, INPEX Offshore, PTTEP, Galp Energia Tarfayabb, PC Mauritania, EnQuest, JX Nippon Oil & Energy Co., and Kosmos Energy. At present, WASSB owns/operates a fleet of AgustaWestland and Sikorsky helicopters used exclusively to provide offshore support services for multinational oil and gas companies.
For more information, please visit http://www.weststar-aviation.aero
Weststar Group of Companies
Director, Corporate Affairs
At the commencement of CHOC and CPOC’s maiden AW139 flight helicopter operations, WASSB’s Business Development Director, Datuk Anuar Noordin (right) and Carigali Hess' Operations Manager, Decha Kocharoenkit witnessed the commencement ceremony at WASSB’s Kota Bharu hangar, Kelantan.