PRESS RELEASE – Rome, 20 December 2018
Leonardo: Sakhalin Energy signs AW189 contract for modern long range helicopter transport supporting Oil&Gas industry in Russia.
• The contract includes the supply of three AW189s with deliveries expected to start in the 1Q2020
• The order confirms the competitiveness of Leonardo’s modern product range in the Oil&Gas market and further strengthens the success of the new generation AW189 in Russia and globally
• Over 60 AW189s in service worldwide, 11 in Russia, with more than 45,000 flight hours logged to date
Leonardo announced today the signing of a contract with Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. (“Sakhalin Energy”) for the supply of three AW189 super medium twin engine commercial helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform transport operations from Sakhalin Island in Russia supporting the Oil&Gas industry, with deliveries expected to start in the 1Q2020. The contract was signed in Moscow today by Gian Piero Cutillo, MD Leonardo Helicopters, and Roman Dashkov, CEO of Sakhalin Energy.
“This latest order confirms the competitiveness of Leonardo’s modern product range in the Oil&Gas market and further strengthens the success of the AW189 in Russia and globally thanks to its performance, new design, latest certification standards and cost effectiveness for the mission. We’re confident the AW189 will allow Sakhalin Energy to perform a quantum leap forward in operational capabilities”, said Gian Piero Cutillo, MD Leonardo Helicopters.
Roman Dashkov, CEO of Sakhalin Energy, said: “It is symbolic that we are finishing this year with such an important event as signing of the contracts for delivery and maintenance of three helicopters to provide the transportation of the company staff to the remote facilities of ‘Sakhalin Energy’. This chain of cooperation is beneficial to all the participants. The direct consequences of that are: safe air transportation, reliable service of offshore oil and gas objects in adverse natural and climatic conditions of Sakhalin shelf. This is the step forward both for Russian industry and for international cooperation.”