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Brazilian Compliance

Ensure full compliance with Brazilian regulations

With extensive experience and full understanding of Brazil’s unique regulatory environment for offshore installations, Axess Group is well-positioned to help you comply to Brazilian regulations when operating in their waters. This prevents you from facing any unexpected shutdown or delays resulting from non-compliance.

With over 90 offshore assets in our reference list globally, including drilling rigs, Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) and support vessels,

Our team of certified Brazilian CREA engineers based in Brazil, North America and Asia, allow us to mobilise at short notice at an affordable cost.

What we offer

As not all of the technical requirements are clearly specified, different auditors may have different understanding and interpretation of the requirements. In addition, some of the requirements are informed only on technical notes or laws. With a full understanding of the varied interpretations, we are able to advise on the following:

Normas Regulamentadoras

We provide consultancy and site inspections for all the applicable NRs, with focus on the most labour-intensive scopes:

  • Electrical (NR10)
  • Equipment and Machines (NR12)
  • Boilers, Pressure Vessels and Piping (NR13)
  • Safety Signalling (NR26/30)
  • Offshore Requirements (NR37)


Support and consultancy with the main applicable requirements from the Brazilian Maritime Authority (Navy), including specific requirements for the marine systems (NORMAM 01) and for the certification of helideck (NORMAM 27).


Guidance towards the environmental agency requirements, including Law 9966.


Instructions for adequacy to the specific requirements related to health and hygiene.

Additionally, to tailor to our clients’ needs and preferences, we have developed a modular programme that offers additional scope increments related to Brazilian Compliance tasks, such as:

  • Design review for the identification of non-conformities early on the design stage
  • Review of purchase orders and technical requirements of mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Workshop to introduce the client to the Brazilian requirements and present solutions and samples from other offshore rigs
  • Inspections of helideck, marine and safety systems
  • Execution of pressure tests as required in the NR-13 regulation
  • Calibration of instruments (pressure relief valves (PRVs, pressure safety valves (PSVs), pressure gauges, transmitters, etc.) in compliance with the Brazilian Institute of Metrology
  • Non Destructive Testing (NDT) services, e.g., Ultrasonic Thickness Measurement for the integrity verification requested in the NR-13 regulation
  • Ex inspection for Hazardous Areas
  • Thermography inspection
  • Due diligence on suppliers, e.g. audit, sample inspection
  • Fabrication of posters, plates and stickers in dual language (English/Portuguese) as required by the Brazilian Maritime Authority
  • Fabrication of pipe marking according to Brazilian Technical norms
  • Specification of personal protective equipment (PPEs), collective protective equipment (CPEs), etc
  • Restoration of technical documents and calculation
  • Extended piping inspection planning based on risk
  • Audit follow up to be the client representative and clarify any queries immediately avoiding non-conformity

Case Studies

      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): +47 982 43 600
      Axess North America Inc
      825 Town & Country Lane Suite 1200
      Houston Tx. 77024
      +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 Guyana Inc.
      2 Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown, Guyana
      Axess AS
      Travbaneveien 3,
      4031 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 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
      Fridtjof Nansens plass 4
      0160 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 Middle East DMCC
      807 X2 Tower, X Cluster
      Jumeriah Lake Towers Dubai, UAE
      +971 4565 7913
      Axess AIM India Pvt Ltd
      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
      Singapore 609927
      +65 6908 4174
      Axess Offshore Australia Pty Ltd
      304 Newcastle St
      Perth WA 6000
      +61 4 3373 0739
      Cape Town
      Axess Offshore Africa Ltd.
      Office 106, 1st Floor, Block 2
      Northgate Park, Brooklyn
      Cape Town, South Africa
      +27 82 202 5266
      Axess Offshore Africa Ltd.
      Edificio Joia Rara, 3º Andar 3.5/3.6,
      Av. Revolução de Outubro No 8, Cassenda, Maianga
      Luanda, Angola
      +27 (0) 87 148 4700
      Axess Petrorig Ghana Limited
      3rd floor, The Pelican
      8 Blohum Street, Dzorwulu, Accra, Ghana
      +233 (0) 30 397 0548
      Axess Offshore Australia Pty Ltd
      140 St Georges Terrace L28,
      Perth WA 6000
      +61 4 3373 0739
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