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Bristow adds new hangar to support Falklands' oil and gas industry

Monday, October 19th 2015 - 10:16 UTC
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The new BVE helicopter hangar facility was designed, manufactured and constructed by RUBB UK to house three Sikorsky S-92 helicopters. The new BVE helicopter hangar facility was designed, manufactured and constructed by RUBB UK to house three Sikorsky S-92 helicopters.

Bristow has added a new hangar and modular offices at Stanley Airport in the Falkland Islands to help improve operational efficiencies for oil and gas commercial services and search and rescue (SAR) support.

 The new BVE helicopter hangar facility was designed, manufactured and constructed by RUBB UK to house three Sikorsky S-92 helicopters. It measures 39.5m span x 45m long x 6m to eaves and features a 30m wide x 6m high manual sliding door.

The hot dipped galvanized steel frame is clad with an inner PVC skin insulated with encapsulated rock wool designed to achieve thermal efficiency as specified in U.K. building regulations. The outer PVC membrane completes the structure.

“The buildings provide an excellent standard of warm and dry facilities in a very harsh environment, with all of the space and functions required for 24-hour SAR and two crew-change S-92s,” said Bristow’s operations and service delivery manager Adrian Rose.

The new BVE helicopter hangar facility was designed, manufactured and constructed by RUBB UK to house three Sikorsky S-92 helicopters. It measures In addition to being used to service, maintain and store the Bristow's fleet of helicopters, the hangar will also be used to support SAR operations and training exercises.

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  • Pete Bog

    Why not Merlins? Is the S=92 better?

    Oct 19th, 2015 - 10:35 am 0
  • Briton

    I presume they know what they are doing,
    I hope...

    Oct 19th, 2015 - 10:40 am 0
  • SebaSvtz

    Wow !
    Look at that hangar, looks awesome !

    Oct 19th, 2015 - 10:42 am 0
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