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Caverton wins Shell’s ‘safety conscious award’

In commemorating 75 million Lost Time Injury (LTI) free man-hour, the production directorate of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria has awarded Caverton Helicopters the Safety Conscious Contractor of the Year Award.

Caverton, according to a statement, was nominated and won the award in the Medium and High Risk category. Justifying the award, Shell said: “Caverton Helicopters developed safety programmes to improve staff safety culture. Raising the bar engagement sessions, Safety Survey and ‘Aim for Zero’ Campaign and actively ready to learn from previous incidents.”

The award ceremony, which took place at Shell Port Harcourt, was received by the base managing pilot on behalf of Caverton Helicopters.

Caverton Helicopters is a subsidiary of Caverton Offshore Support Group plc (COSG).


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Fri, 24 November 2014 15:01:23 GMT



Caverton Signs Helicopter Charter Service Agreement with NNPC

LAGOS, NIGERIA –Caverton Helicopters Limited – a subsidiary of Caverton Offshore Support Group PLC (COSG) – is proud to announce that it has signed a Helicopter Charter Service Agreement with Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC).This service provision will cover offshore platforms operated by Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) as well as all flight requests from other NNPC subsidiaries on a call-off basis.

Commenting on the agreement, Mr. Adeniyi Makanjuola, Chairman of Caverton Helicopters, said ‘’as a wholly indigenous company, we are delighted to be given an opportunity to provide helicopter services to NNPC. It demonstrates that the government is recognising the capabilities of indigenous companies and willing to partner with them”. He further stated that “this relationship with NNPC is an encouragement for us to continue to strive to be at the frontline of helicopter operations in support of oil and gas business in Nigeria. As an addition to our existing contracts, this will have a positive impact on our revenue stream.” There will be proper management of the utilization to ensure efficient resource sharing by the different subsidiaries of NNPC.

Caverton as a frontline operator of the AW139 has the largest fleet in Nigeria and the Africa sub-region.
Since the introduction of the aircraft in 2012, Caverton has increased its fleet of AW139 helicopters to nine following a strategic fleet expansion and renewal programme. Commenting on the agreement, Capt. Josiah Choms, the Managing Director of Caverton Helicopters said, “The careful implementation of our strategic plan benefits Caverton and Nigeria in that several indigenous pilots and engineers have gained proficiency in this modern aircraft type that has become the staple for the oil and gas industry globally”.

It should be recalled that Caverton signed a landmark agreement with CAE of Canada to operate the first commercial aviation training centre in Africa. The purpose-built facility to be located at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport will feature six (6) simulator bays equipped with a CAE 3000 Series AW139 full-flight helicopter simulator (FFS), a CAE 7000XR Series Boeing 737 NG full-flight fixed-wing simulator (FFS) and two Simfinity Integrated Procedures Trainers (IPTs). The collaborative effort will have CAE providing a turnkey solution that will include the start-up, maintenance and operation of the centre for a specified period pending the full transfer of knowledge and skill-sets.

Caverton Helicopters Limited was certified in 2012 as the Authorized Service Centre for Agusta Westland Products with Technical Base at Murtala Muhammed International Airport Ikeja Lagos Nigeria.

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Corporate Social Responsibility


We are guided by our corporate philosophy and its goal is to raise sustainable standards in providing services, while meeting the demands of stakeholders within the society and contributing meaningfully to the environment in which we operate. We engage in activities that go beyond the interest of the company and what is required by law, to activities that impact in a positive manner our workforce, our community, society and the Nigerian nation at large. In a very specialized area of aviation and marine, our social engagement strategy includes grants, donations and even employee volunteerism in the area of education, health, training, etc.

The Caverton Offshore Support Group is conscientious in implementing a corporate social responsibility plan (CSR) aimed at improving the lives of people, partnering with credible private, government and non-governmental organisations like Standard Chartered Bank’s ‘Seeing is Believing’ project aimed at combating blindness; AMFAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research) aimed at AIDS prevention, treatment and research; Nigeria Association of Master Mariners for the construction of the Association’s permanent site; Construction of a 500-seater lecture Hall ‘CAVERTON HALL’ at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State Nigeria; the donation and partnership with the National Sickle Cell Foundation to pay for joint replacement surgery for persons with avascular necrosis of the hip and shoulder joints and the sponsorship of Nigerian athletes to the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles USA.

Caverton’s career lecture series seeks to encourage and expose primary and secondary school pupils to the world of aviation and marine with guided tours to our facilities and equipment demonstrations. It is our desire to influence the career choices of the next generation.