This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user NZpeteair. His photo depicts a Helicopters New Zealand AW139 landing off the Coast of Taranaki, by the North Island of New Zealand.
Peter writes of his photo:
This photo was taken landing on the stern helipad of the large 113,690 tonne FPSO (Floating Production Storage & Offloading) Umuroa ship permanently moored 1.5 kms from the Wellhead Platform and 90 kms off shore. The floating production and storage vessel is permanently moored and is able to store up to 770,000 bbls of oil before being off loaded into a tanker.
ZK-HNZ has the s/n 31103 and was manufactured in October 2007. It was test
flown in Italy, arriving in Auckland December 2007 and by mid January 2008
the new AW139 was available to two oil companies, STOS (Shell Todd Oil
Services) and AWE (Australian Worldwide Exploration) for there off shore oil
operations out of New Plymouth.
See more of Peter’s photos from this location by browsing his member gallery.
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