2019 – Experiencing growth

Helifuel are experiencing growth and are increasing the resources to reply to the market requests.

The requests for helicopter refuelling systems, gasoline systems, modifications, service & maintenance services have increased within different industries.

We have since June hired one new employee every month.

In addition to high operational activity we are also working with interesting product developments and we are looking forward to be able to introduce the results from it.

New systems for the US GOM in the design phase.

Helifuel are strongly represented in the US Gulf.

Whilst the BP MD2 projects left the Helifuel yard last week, another 3 new fuelling systems are in the design stage also to be installed on platforms in the US Gulf.

The contracts are signed with major oil companies and all three are specified with high complexity and shall meet the USCG design criteria.

All three systems are planned to be delivered in 2020.

BP MD2 just left the yard

Helifuel have designed, engineered and produced the helicopter refuelling systems that is to be installed on the BP MD2 project in the US GOM.


The complete system recently left our yard for its journey first to Samsung in Korea.

The unit will be installed on the platform in the Samsung yard before the  platform will go the US GOM for its final installation.


Representatives from BP and Samsung was represented at the final FAT that was performed a few weeks ago. The BP representatives who have experience working with helicopter refuelling systems in the field was very happy with the system and are looking forward to work it in the field.

The system includes large fuel storage capacity and includes a sophisticated control system amongst several other project specific solutions.

New US contracts secured

Helifuel has secured new contracts in the US.

The two contracts are for two different projects being handled in and from the US. Both projects were landed the same week, shortly ahead of the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.


This is good news. We expect the OTC to be busy, but we will definitely find time to celebrate these contracts, said Fergal O’Siochru who spends much time in the US and had arrived Houston again to represent Helifuel at the OTC.

The fueling systems are units that will be specifically designed to meet the US Coast Guard regulations in addition to class regulations as well as client requirements.


We are very happy to confirm these contracts. The clients maintain very high standards and the quality requirements are stringent.
Just the way we like it and are specially trained for, says Jorunn Håvardsholm Managing Director in Helifuel AS.


The design and engineering work kicks off immediately and the delivery is planned early 2020 and 3rd quarter 2020.

Managing Director met with the Crown Prince of Norway

Helifuel’s Managing Director Jorunn Håvardsholm was honoured to meet his Royal Highness of Norway at a conference earlier this month. The Conference was one of Norway’s traditional annual gatherings hosted by the employer organization NHO. The conference saw business managers, politicians, journalists and other global key players gathered to discuss Norway’s position in a global perspective.

The honourable lunch meeting facilitated the Crown Prince in meeting representatives for small and medium sized companies who play large and important roles for the value creation in Norway. 99% of the Norwegian companies are small and medium sized and are responsible for close to half of the value creation in the country.

The Crown Prince was interested to learn more about the Helifuel company, and the challenges and the markets in which we operate. We are pleased that the Crown Prince shows such interest in small and medium sized companies and appreciates their value,  says Jorunn Håvardsholm.

Three ISO standard certifications completed

Helifuel has just received the DNV certificate stating that Helifuel maintains a HSE management system in accordance with the newest ISO 45001:2018 standard.

The ISO 45001:2018 is replacing the OHSAS 18001.

Helifuel is certified to the ISO standards for Quality 9001, Environment 14001 and HSE 45001.


The ISO standards are the basis for the Helifuel work philosophy and we find it very valuable for all parts of the organization, says Managing Director Jorunn Håvardsholm.


Safety and Quality are of outmost importance for both for Helifuel and our clients and have been of focused attention for a long time.
Over time the Aviation and Maritime industries have improved safety through shared experienced within this field. Furthermore the ISO certification processes are ensuring continuous improvements which is of benefit to all.

Whilst the global environmental challenges are the subject of increased focus,  Helifuel’s commitment to continuous improvement is reflected by increased investment in our management systems within this area.

The certificates have been awarded to Helifuel by DNV-GL who is one of the main global players within this field.

Another US GOM contract secured

Helifuel AS has once again secured a major contract in the United States. Helifuel will supply the helicopter refueling system to the BP Mad Dog 2 project. This new contract is a welcome addition to other work Helifuel has secured recently. The increased orderbook allowed Helifuel to increase its workforce with a number of new appointments.

BP Mad Dog Phase 2 is an extension of BP’s largest oil discovery in the Gulf of Mexico. Phase two entails an integrated semi-submersible, which will be equipped with a helicopter refuelling system designed and manufactured in Sveio, Norway.

The helicopter refuelling system will be delivered in the autumn of 2018 and is purchased by Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea on behalf of BP.

“It’s a very engineering-demanding project and it is very good to see that we secure these complex projects. A good understanding of the American market is required here. Over the years, we have established a strong position in the US after delivering a number of systems to this continent” says Managing Director, Jorunn Håvardsholm.

Helifuel delivered a similar project to Shell Appomattox at the end of 2016. Helifuel has earlier also delivered to Shell Mars B.

“The mentioned projects are distinctive in terms of complying with US regulations. In addition, the oil companies have thousands of pages of specifications to be followed. Helifuel’s primary focus is on safety and through quality and monitoring procedure, the projects are delivered to the most stringent specifications and safety standards.

“We have also delivered many projects to Samsung during the years and it is a pleasure to cooperate with them once again. Both the owner BP, and shipyard Samsung are strong and highly professional players in this field. Close cooperation contributes to mutual development.”

Design is well underway and the kick-off meeting in Korea has been completed. Helifuel is preparing for Hazop.

“We have been trusted once more from the United States and Korea and we will ensure delivery accordingly.”

Helifuel system to the REV research and exploration vessel

Helifuel AS has secured a contract to deliver a helicopter refuelling system to the REV research vessel designed by Vard Ship Design.

The research vessel will not only be the world’s most advanced, it will also be built according to passenger ship rules. With a crew of 30 and accommodating 60 researchers, emphasis is placed on comfort and good research.

The ship will be 181m long and 22m wide and will involve state of the art equipment.

The ship will have equipment for measurements in both the atmosphere and below the surface, down to 6,000 meters depth.
I will also be able to collect and burn plastic waste from the ocean.

The Norwegian investor Kjell Inge Røkke is financing the ship and its operations in co-operation with World Wide Fund for nature (WWF) (www.tu.no)

The helicopter refuelling system will be delivered to Vard Ship Design in 2019.

“Customized and compact solutions are key in designing helicopter refuelling systems to such ships. We have supplied several customized solutions to similar applications in recent years. From the experience gained Helifuel is confident that our system for the REV will conform to requirements for this ship.” says Managing Director, Jorunn Håvardsholm.

“We are looking forward to co-operating with Vard on this delivery, and to indirectly take part in the global environmental contributions”


Helifuel Service Bulletin 17/01

IATA SAP Special Interest Group have agreed that a transition is required to the global use of filtration/sensing technology that does not contain superabsorbent polymer (SAP) to remove low levels of free water from aviation fuel in filter monitors. It is the position of the Special Interest Group that filter monitors shall be phased out of all aviation fuel handling systems. Currently there is no like-for-like retrofit option qualified to replace two-inch nominal diameter filter monitors with filters that do not contain SAP in existing filter monitor vessels.

Short term actions for filter monitor users

The following actions are recommended to all users of filter monitor systems in aviation fuel handling:

  • Ensure that the elements used are compliant with EI 1583 7th edition.
  • Replace all filter monitor elements operating at or above 15 psi at maximum achievable flow rate.
  • Ensure DP switches are fitted to all into-plane filter monitors and set them to 15 psi.
  • Clean hose end strainers as part of filter monitor commissioning and the routine hose end strainer check (e.g. monthly).
  • Change all hose end strainers in use with monitors to 100 mesh.
  • Review filter monitor operations and ensure they follow manufacturer’s recommendations and good practice at all times (e.g. never expose a filter monitor system to fuel containing fuel system icing inhibitor, never operate a system outside of its qualified performance envelope; never move a system that is at high DP onto a lower flow rate application to extend service life). For further information see EI 1550 Handbook on equipment used for the maintenance and delivery of clean aviation fuel. Report any abnormalities experienced in operation or found during filter inspections.
  • Ensure that filtration systems used for defuelling operations are FWS Category M only.

For more information click the bulletin from Energy Institute below:


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  • Trives med stort ansvar, er proaktiv og ønsker å gjøre en forskjell
  • God arbeidskapasitet og effektiv
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