AAK

Endúr AAK are experts in advanced access technology related to maintenance and modification work.

Wind Power

Endur AAK has been providing services to the wind power industry since 2009. The company has carried out the installation of offshore wind farms, provided concept studies and reviews, undertaken feasibility studies, performed blade replacement and blade repairs, and not least performed service and repair work. Our services in the field of wind power include:

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    Modification and warranty

    Replacement of mechanical equipment and components, Retrofitting, Surface treatment & Feasibility studies.

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    Service

    Bolting, Mechanical maintenance, Lifting and material handling, Expert control of fall protection equipment, Support related to service, Surface treatment & Cleaning.

Hydropower

As with a wind turbine, large parts of a hydroelectric power station are rarely available for maintenance, and then only available for short periods. We understand our customers' need for cost-effective and secure methods of access and choice of solution, and have developed several methods for inspecting pressure shafts and equipment. We believe that we are a good partner when you do not have the time or resources for trial and error.

Installation

Many projects in the industry often suffer from a lack of focus on how to install material and equipment. Here at AAK, installation planning is a separate field which in professional terms is situated at the interface between theoretical knowledge and practical understanding. Our way of solving installation assignments saves time and expense, as a well-planned job will take less time, require less personnel, take up less resources and be completed over a shorter period of time. In particular, a well-planned job could yield significant HSE benefits, since early involvement can facilitate comprehensive safety considerations in equipment design and method selection. We listed some of installation services Examples.

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    Steel installation

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    Pipe installation

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    Installation of drilling equipment

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    Flare stack replacement

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    Welding

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    Work in the splash zone

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    Thruster replacement

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    Gratings and railings

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    Rigging and skidding of equipment

Rigging & Lifting

Since AAK was established in 1987, rigging and lifting operations have been one of our leading disciplines. Access technicians are often involved in lifting operations, as work will generally be required at height in connection with lifting. Rigging is part of the basic competence of all our access technicians and mechanics. Our riggers are certified in accordance with O3.2 and naturally they also hold a banksman and slinger certificate (G11 / O1.1 + O2.2). In addition, our engineers have extensive practical experience in access and rigging which ensures the best possible planning of complex lifting operations. We have a comprehensive stock of lifting equipment, jacking equipment and transport equipment for quick deployment in our own projects, as well as for hire. Contact us - we may have the solution or equipment you need!

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    Chain hoists

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    Air hoists

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    Wire jacks

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    Beam clamps

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    Plate clamps

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    Hydraulic jacks

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    Turnbuckles

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    Shackles, slings, straps etc.

Decomissioning

Demolition projects are characterized by a continuously changing workplace and environment as components and equipment are removed. It is therefore often more appropriate to use, for example, access techniques rather than scaffolding. We have methods and procedures that allow hot work such as flame cutting and welding in combination with access techniques. We have participated in a number of demolition missions on the Norwegian continental shelf since the initial installation was removed at the Ekofisk Field Centre and the Frigg field was removed in 2006/2007.

Concrete Rehabilitation

Through many years of concrete rehabilitation offshore, we have developed methods for breaking up/removing old concrete, as well as developing new methods for applying mortar. Our current methods are based on the use of UHP water-jetting and dry mortar.
We also have smart and efficient solutions to ensure personnel access to vertical surfaces, and we use a proprietary mobile work platform - “Travo” - to ensure access.
Endúr AAK's concrete rehabilitation services are performed by personnel certified in accordance with NS-EN 1504-9 and NS9600.

Dropped object inspection

It is a fact that much of the equipment on an offshore facility is either improperly assembled or not designed for a long life at sea. Prevention of dropped objects is carried out regularly at all offshore installations in order to reveal conditions that may pose an immediate or future risk.
AAK conducts Dropped object inspection inspection by multidisciplinary personnel, focusing on rectifying faults, deficiencies and deviations on an ongoing basis while the inspection team is on site. This reduces the need for further follow-up by equipment owners, and provides a cost-effective use of time and resources. The inspection is documented with pictures, location, action and relevant references. Findings that cannot be improved on site are given recommended action and prioritization based on severity.
AAK quality assures Dropped object inspection personnel based on an educational ladder with three levels of competence, where requirements for formal competence, logged experience within Dropped object inspection and internal courses form the basis for approval at each level.
We provide the following services related to the prevention of dropped objects:

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    Dropped object inspection

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    Improvements and corrective measures of hazardous conditions

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    Course in observation technique and securing tools

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    E-learning courses on dropped objects

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    Make-safe campaigns

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    Audit and verification of management system

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    Consultancy services

Expert control

Endúr AAK are certified as an expert company in the RX categories - all types of Lifting tools, G7 (winches/spindles/tackles) and G10 (hand operated cranes). We carry out checks as an impartial third party and on our own equipment. Rigging and slinging is a core area for AAK and as an expert company and EPCI supplier we can plan, carry out structure analyses, certify and perform complex lifting operations using temporary lifting suspension where necessary. We use a database, ONIX, where all equipment that is controlled is registered with associated documentation. When controlling lifting equipment for customers, access to this database is provided so that equipment can be easily searched and necessary documentation such as control cards and certificates can be downloaded. When purchasing new equipment, this will be easily transferred to the database as it has been used by several of the largest suppliers of lifting equipment. Endúr AAK is certified in class S1.

Executing Disciplines

For us at Endúr AAK, access techniques are an important tool in reaching the work site. AAK was involved in developing access technology in the late 1980s, and trained the first Norwegian access technicians to work on the Norwegian continental shelf. We are constantly developing new tools to ensure safe and cost-effective access methods. Our access technicians are certified according to NS-9600 and cover the vast majority of professional disciplines.
We have a number of methods for effective and safe access, as well as to ensure a good working position during professional execution. This provides increased efficiency, increased precision and improved ergonomics.

Rigging

Since AAK was established in 1987, rigging and lifting operations have been one of our leading disciplines. It is natural that our personnel are involved in lifting operations, as work will generally be required at height in connection with lifting. Rigging is part of the basic competence of all our access technicians and mechanics. Our riggers are certified in accordance with O3.2 and naturally they also hold a banksman and slinger certificate (G11 / O1.1 + O2.2). In addition, our engineers have extensive practical experience in access and rigging which ensures the best possible planning of complex
lifting operations. AAK can carry out most lifting-related tasks, be it the replacement of flame stacks where there is no overhead access, thruster replacement or the installation of a reinforcement structure where there is no crane cover.

Mechanical Disciplines

At Endúr AAK, we have broad mechanical expertise, and we have personnel with apprenticeship certificates and expertise in a number of mechanical disciplines:

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    Welders

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    Sheet-metal workers

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    Plumbers

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    Motor mechanics

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    Industrial mechanics

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    Bolting (torque and tension)

Welding

Endúr has extensive welding activities in the field and in the workshop, with a correspondingly large archive of welding qualifications and welding procedures. They weld using most methods and material grades in the field, and also by using access techniques.
We have comprehensive procedures for a variety of material grades:

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    Carbon

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    Stainless

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    Aluminium

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    Duplex

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    Super duplex

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    6Mo

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    Titanium

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    Cu-Ni