Offshore Material handling

Axess Engineers Inspecting pressure vessels

Optimal solution for all phases of material handling processes

Axess Group offers a fully developed system covering all stages of offshore material handling procedures—from concept phase to decommissioning. We ensure you meet regulatory requirements and achieve maximum uptime through our engineering competencies and unique data solution.




The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) requires that all mobile offshore units operating in the Norwegian Continental Shelf must have a material handling plan. At Axess, our design review of offshore handling is aligned with NORSOK R-002, an international standard supported by Norwegian petroleum industry organizations. Implementing these technical requirements for lifting equipment at the early stage of design and construction phases allow us to deliver optimal solutions for a safe and cost-efficient offshore operations.


For the Norwegian petroleum energy sector, all items over 25kg which are expected to be moved during the lifetime of an installation need a dedicated mechanical handling plan. With our online material handling database, MHPᵀᴹ, our clients can easily access individual equipment lifting plans for all items above 25 kgs, by searching the database, via the items serial number, wherever and whenever needed. Our online database is a valuable tool to secure continuity in operation and minimising down time in the event of equipment failure or breakdown.




ü  Secure reliable operations

ü  Improve Health, Safety and Environment standards (HSE)

ü  Avoid downtime

ü  Ensure compliance with national laws and regulations

ü  Increase economic margins

ü  Prevent damage on structure

ü  Increase technical integrity

ü  Comply with regulatory requirements




  • Description of all material handling equipment.
  • Description of standardised dimensions, orientation, foundations and suspension points of the lifting equipment.
  • Requirements regarding certification and marking of foundations and suspension points of the lifting equipment.
  • Description of the most important methods of material handling in connection with internal transportation routes within the installation.
  • Description of function, size and location of storage space and laydown areas.
  • Description of any element to be handled weighing more than 25kg, including identification number, location, weight, dimension, expected maintenance/replacement intervals, type of lifting equipment, lifting/handling procedures, transportation route, etc.
  • Requirements regarding transportation routes/roads including the width and height of the different areas.
  • Description of goods handling to/from the helideck
  • Description of the handling of loading hoses including replacement of hoses.
  • Description of areas requiring special protection of equipment.
  • Material handling drawings based on 3D plans of pipes and valves including:
ü  The entire amount of equipment to be handled, including lifting gears, monorails, access roads, etc.

A table showing identification numbers of the equipment to be handled, including corresponding identification numbers of the lifting equipment to be used 

Loading capacity for areas and transportation routes/road


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