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Brazilian Compliance

With over 80 offshore vessels in our reference list globally, including drilling rigs, Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) and support vessels, Axess Group ensures that your equipment is in full compliance with the major Brazilian regulatory standards when operating in Brazilian waters.

Local Regulatory Requirements

We specialize in providing full support to the most relevant regulations applicable to offshore vessels:

Normas Regulamentadoras

Full support on adequacy, 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.

Main Advantages

We have a team of certified Brazilian CREA engineers and associated equipment based in Brazil, North America and Asia, allowing us to provide cost-effective solutions with economical mobilisation costs and increased availability.

With our extensive experience and full understanding of the Brazilian regulatory framework, we have a full understanding of the auditor’s interpretation of the requirements, which ensures that corrective actions are carried out to prevent penalty for non-compliance, which leads to unexpected shutdown or delays in getting on contract. NRs are safety standards only, some of the technical requirements are not clearly specified. For this reason, identification of non-conformities may vary due to the auditor’s different understanding of the requirements. In addition, some of the requirements are informed only on technical notes or laws.

Brazilian compliance

To be able to adjust our scope per our clients’ needs and preferences, we have developed a modular program 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 on 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 on 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 (RBI)
  • Audit follow up to be the client representative and clarify any queries immediately avoiding non-conformity

Based on above services, Axess can be the turnkey provider of the Brazilian Compliance requirements for any offshore vessel.

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
15915 Katy Freeway, Suite 501
77094 Houston, TX
+1 (281) 994-0367
Ciudad del Carmen
Axess De México
+1 (281) 994-0367
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
Rainha Ginga
127 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
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 8929 2016
Axess Offshore (Mumbai)
WeWork, Building Zenia
Unit No. 5-119 Hiranandani Circle
Hiranandani Estate
Thane, Maharashtra 400607, 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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