NHV Joins HeliOffshore

Laxman Pai
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Belgium-based offshore helicopter operator NHV Group has joined HeliOffshore, a global organization safety-focused association for the offshore helicopter industry.

Through collaboration with members, HeliOffshore is delivering an industry-wide safety program that is enhancing safety worldwide. The association consists of 120 member companies who are involved in an unprecedented collaboration that involves sharing data, agreeing work priorities identified as delivering the greatest value for safety and implementing joined up action plans that deliver results that can be objectively verified.

“Safety has always been an uncompromising core value at NHV,” comments Steffen Bay, CEO of the NHV Group. “We embrace the opportunity to share this expertise to the benefit of our industry and everyone who works offshore. NHV looks forward to a powerful collaboration with the HeliOffshore community, demonstrating together our shared commitment to safety”.

“We are delighted that NHV has joined HeliOffshore as a member, signaling its strong commitment to taking action in support of our joint programme to further enhance safety in offshore helicopter operations. There are now more than 120 organisations worldwide engaged in our unprecedented collaboration for safety, and we look forward to including the NHV team in our workstream activities,” said HeliOffshore CEO Gretchen Haskins.

About NHV Group: The NHV group, based 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.

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$90bn managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

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