Cobham Aviation Services has secured a contract extension with Chevron which will see it mobilise
a fourth aircraft to service the Gorgon Project on Barrow Island.
The extension means Cobham will continue to deliver personnel, materials and equipment to the island until April 2015.
Ryan Both, Cobham’s general manager regional services said the contract extension reflected Cobham’s ability to deliver customised services and unique operational requirements to the resources industry.
“We have a long-term relationship with Chevron Australia with more than 50 Cobham aircrew, including pilots and cabin crew, now supporting flight services for the Gorgon Project,” Both said.
“We pride ourselves on our ability to provide a tailored chartered jet service, such as meeting the rigorous quarantine requirements associated with operating flights to Barrow Island.”
Barrow Island has been a Class A Nature Reserve since 1910 and is an internationally important conservation estate.
Cobham says it is complying with measures to protect Barrow Island and its surrounds.
“To protect this unique environment, all materials, equipment and personnel traveling to Barrow Island – including aircraft – are subjected to a thorough cleaning, residual disinfection and quarantine inspection program ensuring they are free from any quarantine risk material,” Both said.
In 2013, Cobham was awarded a Quarantine Facilities Management Award by the Gorgon Project.
It has not been revealed how much the contract extension is worth.