Elilombarda wins offshore AW109 contract from Babcock

Elilombarda wins offshore AW109 contract from Babcock

30-Mar-2022 Source: Oscar Bernardiv

Elilombarda, one of the oldest Italian helicopter companies, based in Calcinate del Pesce, Varese, won a contract to supply 2 helicopters to ENI, the Italian multinational oil and gas company, to support oil rigs in the Adriatic and Sicilian seas.

The contract starting on April 1st 2022 will last 5 years, utilizing two Leonardo AW109ST Trekker helicopters.  One will be based in Ravenna and the other at Gela, Sicily, each close to ENI’s refineries.

The helicopters are in a 6 pax configuration, that can be quickly converted with a litter, thanks to a quick HEMS kit, to provide emergency medical evacuation 24×7.

Elilombarda takes over from Babcock MCS Italia, who have been utilizing 2 Leonardo AW109SP on this contract.

These new Trekker are the first worldwide for the Oil & Gas market and among the first in general to be operated in Italy. The first Italian AW109ST was delivered to HoverFly, and is used for charter operations.

© 2022 Oscar Bernardi

Text and photos by Oscar Bernardi

, , , , , , ,

Copyright © 2024 HeliHub

Website by Design Inc

Helihub logo