Axess Group wins long-term deal with KCA Deutag

growing trend: Smaller businesses are increasingly acquiring assets that are no longer considered “core” by their incumbent owners
growing trend: Smaller businesses are increasingly acquiring assets that are no longer considered “core” by their incumbent owners

Axess Group has won a long-term deal with KCA Deutag for all of its offshore drilling operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

The contract will see Axess carry out the Total Rig Integrity Management (TRIM) for eight fixed drilling platforms and the additional two Category J jack-up rigs, Askeladden and Askepott.

Axess Group’s chief executive, Børge Gjeldvik, said: “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.”

The firm said its “experience working with the CAT J units in South Korea, are the key factors for winning this award”.

The scope of work includes Enterprise of Competence, Drilling equipment inspections, Risk based inspections, Dropped object prevention, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Rope access.

The four-year deal includes the option for an additional four years of extensions.

Axess was founded in Molde, Norway in 1998.

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