Axess wins major Norwegian contract

KCA Deutag has awarded Axess a rig management contract on the Norwegian Continental Shelf to last four years with options for extensions.

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Axess Group has successfully landed a Total Rig Integrity Management contract on all KCA Deutag's offshore drilling operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

The award covers eight fixed drilling platforms and an additional two Category J jack-up rigs, Askeladden and Askepott, arriving from South Korea this year. 

Initially awarded for four years, the agreement includes options for two 2-year extensions, potentially running for a total of 8 years. The scope encompasses Enterprise of Competence, Drilling equipment inspections, Risk based inspections, Dropped object prevention, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), and Rope access.

"This project places Axess in a prime position to expand on the great collaboration we have established over the years with KCAD covering engineering solutions. We are extremely satisfied to be awarded with this key long-term contract as it further increases our market share on the NCS," says Axess Group CEO Børge Gjeldvik.

KCAD has a history of strong and lasting cooperation with Axess on a number of engineering disciplines. Satisfaction from the previous years' integrity management solutions, the TRIM service delivery concept, and our experience working with the CAT J units in South Korea, are the key factors for winning this award.

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