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Brazilian Compliance for FPSO upgrade project


Client:International FPSO Operator
Asset:FPSO unit for Brazil deployment



An FPSO operator needed to adapt one of their FPSO units to the specific requirements of the Brazilian Regulatory Standards (NRs, IBAMA, NORMAM, etc) to prepare for an upcoming contract offshore Brazil. Due to lack of knowledge over this scope, as the vessel has been deployed in the North Sea for the past 29 years, the client has invited the Axess Group to perform an audit of the vessel during its redeployment works in Europe.


The safety regulation for vessels operating in Brazilian jurisdiction waters are regulated by the Consolidation of Labor Laws and by Norma Regulamentadoras (NR). These mandatory legislatives require the utmost safety of equipment such as lifting equipment, boilers, pressure vessels, piping, and electrical installations. Axess project managed a turnkey solution covering all NRs, IBAMA and NORMAM scopes during the unit’s shipyard stay in Europe.  

With collaborative support from Brazil, Norway and Singapore office, Brazilian CREA engineers were deployed from February to December 2017 to carry out the inspections and certifications. Necessary workshops, design review, risk assessment, technical analysis, site inspections and safety concept of the equipment and machineries were carried out to ensure that they are in conformity to the various Brazilian regulations before sailing to Brazil.


All the punches related to Brazilian Compliance were identified and closed during the duration of the project. Axess’ excellent HSE, technical expertise, professionalism and clear communication process exceeded the client’s expectations. The vessel’s Chief Mate said: “I must say that I am highly impressed by all the efforts that the team has put in for last few days and not least today having the audit completed in half a day whereas originally we had allocated total 2 days.”

Contact Information

Axess AS
Oscar Hanssens vei 5
6415 MOLDE
+47 982 43 600
Axess North Sea Ltd.
Units 6 & 19 Robert Leonard Centre
Howe Moss Drive, Kirkhill Industrial Estate, Dyce AB21 0GG, UK
(duty): +44(0) 7912212854
St. John's
Axess Baffin Inc.
702 Water Street, Suite 201
St. John's, Newfoundland
+1 709 758 7937
Axess AS
Kokstadflaten 35
5257 Bergen
(duty): +47 976 88 578
Axess North America Inc
15915 Katy Freeway, Suite 501
77094 Houston, TX
+1 (281) 994-0367
Ciudad del Carmen
Axess Operations De Mexico S de RL de CV
Calle Bosque de Ciruelos 180 PP 101
Colonia Bosque De Las Lomas CP 11700 Cuidad De Mexico
+52 938-152-7688
Axess AS
Koppholen 25, 4313 Sandnes
Stavanger, Norway
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Rio de Janeiro
Axess do Brasil Ltda
Rua Dezenove de Fevereiro
171 - Botafogo
CEP 22280-030 Rio de Janeiro
+55 (21) 4108-0532
Axess Petrorig Ghana Limited
3rd floor, The Pelican
8 Blohum Street, Dzorwulu, Accra, Ghana
+233 (0) 30 397 0548
Axess Luanda
Rainha Ginga
27 Luanda, Angola
+27 82 202 5266
Cape Town
Axess Africa Ltd.
1 Nares Street
7925 Cape Town
+27 82 202 5266
Axess AS
Nedre Bakklandet 58C
7014 Trondheim
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Axess AS
Grønøraveien 1
7300 Orkanger
(duty): +47 41 78 06 30
Axess AS
Filipstad Brygge 1, 3rd Floor
0252 Oslo, Norway
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Axess Offshore Korea LLC
#103 (Aju-dong Hyunjin Evervil) B1 Yang 1-gil, Geoji-Si
Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
+82 10 2696 2016
Axess Offshore (Mumbai)
B2-306, 3rd Floor
Kanakia Boomerang,
Chandivali Firm Road
Andheri East, Mumbai- 400072, India
Axess Offshore Pte Ltd
Nordic European Centre #05-31 South Wing
3 International Business Park
609927 Singapore
+65 6908 4174
Axess Offshore Australia Pty Ltd
304 Newcastle St
Perth WA 6000
+61 4 3373 0739
Axess Offshore Australia Pty Ltd
140 St Georges Terrace L28,
Perth WA 6000
+61 4 3373 0739
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