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Brazilian Compliance

With over 90 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 specialise 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
      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 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 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
      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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