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New operations centre for global company Babcock lands at Darwin International Airport

A new hangar housing not one but two Sikorsky S-92 helicopters – valued at $38million a piece – has opened for business at Darwin International Airport. From its new home, Babcock Offshore Services continues important aerial operations, providing world-class offshore energy transportation helicopter services for blue-chip oil and gas companies within the Australasian region.

Babcock International Group is the UK's leading engineering support services organisation, with revenue of over £3.5billion in 2014 and an order book of circa £12 billion. This global company has a business network extending throughout Europe, Asia and Australia.

Babcock’s new Operations Centre at Darwin International Airport not only represents a significant financial investment – some $11million – it demonstrates a sound commitment to the resources and aviation industries in Northern Australia. The purpose built facility, developed by Darwin International Airport and constructed by Darwin builder Ahrens, was delivered on time and on budget.

“This Operations Centre provides a world class facility for a company catering for the resource sector, both within the NT and off shore,” said Darwin International Airport’s Director Property, Ross Baynes.

Located on Lancaster Road in the eastern General Aviation precinct, Babcock Operations Centre was opened by Chief Minister, The Hon. Adam Giles last week, demonstrating the government’s interest to further ‘develop the north’.