Erickson Incorporated announced two new contracts.
The first contract, with Repsol, will provide crew and cargo transport to the North Slope of Alaska. This agreement will guarantee the use of medium lift aircraft to support Repsol’s oil and gas operations and provide emergency response services, if needed. This contract extends Erickson’s global partnership with Repsol, as they also conduct business together in South America.
The second contract with the Department of Transportation will continue to provide weekly, year-round helicopter service to people and cargo between Nome, Wales and Little Diomede, Alaska for one year. The community of Little Diomede is located in the Arctic Circle near the International Date Line, along the shore of a steep mountain in the Bering Sea.
The Essential Air Service is often the only lifeline the community has with the Mainland, especially during inclement weather, when traveling by boat or fixed wing aircraft is impossible. Erickson has been providing airlift services to the community of Little Diomede for more than 50 years, and is committed to continue this essential support.
Jeff Roberts, CEO and president of Erickson said, “Our Company’s presence in Alaska has spanned more than five decades and continues to be an important part of our operations. Our focus on safety, serving in remote locations and striving for operational efficiency under often challenging conditions makes these partnerships a good fit.”
The company has more than 50 years of experience serving Alaska, and specializes in key military contracts, remote locations, and important state-wide initiatives such as the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.
The company currently has facilities in Anchorage, Deadhorse and Nome, where much of the work is handled as well as in locations such as Kenai, Fairbanks and Palmer.
Erickson’s areas of focus include construction, fire, oil and gas, and government services; services range from providing aerial passenger transport, to delivering essential items to communities located in challenging locations, to providing search and rescue operations.