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JV to provide helicopter transportation for Ichthys LNG Project

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LNG Industry,

HNZ Group Inc. has announced that it has entered into a joint venture (JV) with PHI Inc. to provide offshore helicopter transportation services for the Inpex-led Ichthys LNG Project.

The JV will supply up to four Sikorsky S-92 heavy helicopters, alongside the Ichthys Project's current aviation provider, in support of the safe and efficient installation, hook up, commissioning and production activities of the LNG projects' massive offshore facilities in Australia.

The leased aircraft from PHI will provide services for the Ichthys LNG Project's offshore facilities and will be based out of Broome, Western Australia.

The contract will commence on or before 1 April 2017 with a base term of five years, plus two, two-year option periods.

Employing PHI aircraft, the JV will execute all aspects of the contract through service agreements providing personnel, equipment and support for flight operations, maintenance and administration.

Don Wall, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HNZ Group, said: "We are very pleased to have gained a new customer and support the significant Ichthys Project through this joint venture […] In PHI, we have gained a valuable partner who shares and promotes our values of providing safe, reliable and efficient operations. We are excited about working together on this project, growing our Australian business, and look forward to supporting the Ichthys Project over the course of the new contract."

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