Kota Bharu, Kelantan, 1 April 2015: Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd
(WASSB), a leading regional offshore helicopter transportation services provider
today secured a contract worth RM370 million to provide two AgustaWestland
AW139 helicopters for Carigali Hess Operating Company (CHOC) and Carigali-
PTTEPI Operating Company Sdn Bhd (CPOC).
Joint oil and gas exploration operating companies under the Malaysia-Thailand Joint
Authority (MTJA), CHOC and CPOC will be utilizing WASSB’s new generation 15-
seater medium sized twin-engine AW139 helicopter platform to expand their
Furthermore, the contract for the operations of the two helicopters from WASSB’s
Kota Bharu base in Kelantan spans over five years effective 1st April 2015.
Providing context on the contract, Director of Business Development of Weststar
Aviation Services, Datuk Anuar Noordin shared, “In the current paradigm of industry
and market irregularities, it is a timely boost for WASSB’s strategic expansion to
further consolidate our standing in markets where our clients operate. In addition, we
are delighted to build another long-term relationship with them as we look to grow our
regional footprint particularly in the emerging ASEAN markets.”
“This is a course we are pursuing. We have an expanding fleet of AW139
helicopters. This helicopter is the oil and gas industry’s highly sought after helicopter
type for its safety features and is one of the few helicopters fully certified in terms of
safety for offshore oil rig operations,” concluded Anuar.
Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd (WASSB) is a Malaysian based company that
provides offshore helicopter transportation services to the oil and gas industry.
Having made its regional presence strongly felt, WASSB is currently the largest
provider of offshore helicopter transportation services in South East Asia. Our oil &
gas clients include Petronas Carigali, ExxonMobil, Carigali Hess, CPOC, Talisman,
Petrofac, Newfield, TOTAL, KPOC, Lundin, WesternGeco, Hess, Shell, Tullow Oil,
Mubadala Petroleum, CGG Veritas, ConocoPhillips, INPEX Offshore, PTTEP, Galp
Energia Tarfayabb, PC Mauritania, EnQuest, JX Nippon Oil & Energy Co., and
At present, WASSB owns/operates a fleet of AgustaWestland and
Sikorsky helicopters used exclusively to provide offshore support services for
multinational oil and gas companies.