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Erickson gets first offshore O&G transport deal

January 15, 2015  By Carey Fredericks

Jan. 15, 2015, Portland, Or. - Erickson Incorporated has announced that the company will expand its relationship with HRT Participações em Petróleo, S.A. with a two-year contract beginning Q1 2015.

This signing furthers the partnership between HRT and Erickson and demonstrates Erickson’s strong market position in the South American oil and gas industry. Two Sikorsky S-76C+ helicopters will be used to transport HRT’s personnel to their off-shore rig 60 miles from Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil is expected to lead the global growth of the oil and gas market over the next several years and is anticipated to see the highest increase in ranking of the world’s oil reserves between now and 2020. Air Amazonia has been HRT’s trusted aerial service provider since 2011, and Erickson has a reputation of expertise, strong past performance and safety. This combination of attributes reinforces the company’s growing reputation within the South American oil and gas industry.

“This contract builds on our work being executed in Ecuador, Peru and Brazil and solidifies our strategic presence in South America,” said Udo Rieder, Erickson President and CEO. “This is our first win in the off-shore oil and gas market and we look forward to continuing to expand our presence.”

Erickson’s extensive portfolio of successful and safe passenger transport and heavy-lift projects across the globe speaks to its trusted brand and reputation. Erickson employs the world’s most qualified pilots and maintenance personnel essential to performing safe and reliable flight operations.



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