Axess Technologies signs frame agreement with Golar LNG

MOLDE, Norway, June 14, 2023 – Axess Technologies AS has won a long-term framework agreement with Golar LNG, a prominent player in the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry. 

The scope of work includes the delivery of service and modification work on cranes and material handling equipment onboard FLNG Hilli Episeyo, as well as the provision of technical advisory services to Golar LNG on crane and lifting equipment matters.

The agreement between the two companies is the culmination of their long-standing collaboration, which included a modification project onboard FLNG Hilli Episeyo. Notably, Axess Technologies has assumed the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) responsibility and executed a major upgrade of the 45T knuckle boom offshore deck crane.

The modification consisted of several elements, including the redesign and rebuild of the crane’s hydraulic system. This involved the delivery of a completely new machinery room which included an electrically-driven hydraulic power unit (HPU), hydraulic system, and mechanical and electric components. Additionally, a crane control system was delivered and installed, along with all necessary hardware and software components for Atex Zone 1. Finally, all major components of the crane were upgraded to ensure stable operational conditions and extend its operational life.

Upgraded 45T knuckle boom crane
(Photo: Upgraded 45T knuckle boom crane)

Andreas Tautra Vegsund, BD Manager – Service & Modifications at Axess Technologies, said, “The complexity in the delivery and the quality of the work delivered on this project makes me very proud of our team. We are looking forward to maintaining our strong relationship with Golar LNG and working closely together to deliver the best operational solutions in the years ahead. I am extremely proud of our project and service teams, who are dedicated to delivering the highest standards in HSE and quality across all disciplines.”

Ole Rekdal, Project Manager at Axess Technologies, added, “It has been very inspirational working closely together with a professional partner like Golar on finding the right solutions and solving the logistical challenges in such a project. We look forward to continuing to do so in the future.”

This agreement includes a Master Services Agreement (MSA) between Golar LNG and Axess Group, enabling the Group to provide its full suite of solutions to support Golar LNG’s ongoing global operations.

As one of the industry’s most innovative developers of floating terminals, Golar LNG has produced more LNG from a floating facility than any other operator. Located offshore Cameroon, FLNG Hilli Episeyo is the world’s first FLNG conversion which commenced operations in 2017.

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