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High End Performers

Our climbing operators and the solutions they develop are at the high end in every respect.

CAN are experts at working with rope – primarily on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. We take over when scaffolding and cranes are ruled out. We handle challenging assignments in highly demanding conditions,from the splash zone to the very top of the flare tip. And always with extreme focus on safety.

We have completed over 1,500 jobs for our customers over the last 20 years.We started with practical people using rope as a method of access.

Nowadays, our engineers and highly-trained specialists do the work, climbing and implementing solutions – high and low.

We develop creative, intelligent, high quality solutions.

That's why we call ourselves 'High End Performers'.


Customers should perceive us as a team of highly competent people, with the ability to complete a project from A to Z.

The team

We put together a team to suit each individual project - always with the focus on safety and efficiency.

Health & safety and environmental certification

CAN AS holds the following certification:

Rope access

All our engineers and offshore operators are certified according to the standard Work in Ropes NS 9600, also known as rope access technology.

CAN is one of the most experienced rope access technology operators on the Norwegian continental shelf, and has been demonstrating for more than 20 years that rope access technology is often safer and more cost-effective than traditional access methods.

Maintenance and Modification

CAN specialises in maintenance and modification assignments in areas with limited crane coverage and very difficult access.

Advanced Rigging Assignments

All our operators are certified riggers in accordance with NORSOK.

Dropped Objects

As a member of D.R.O.P.S., we regularly participate in seminars aimed at preventing dropped objects, where we exchange experiences with others in the industry.

Riser Inspection Tool (RIT)

CAN has developed the Riser Inspection Tool (RIT), which enables us to offer our customers more effective inspection in the splash zone.


With 20 years' experience, CAN is now one of Norway's foremost experts in inspection that also involves rope access technology.

Conditions and general information

Work in rope level 1

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Work in rope level 2

Work in rope level 3

Fall Arrest

Inspection of riser under water

CAN AS has recently carried out splash zone inspection of a 20 "riser.

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Work in splash zone and under water

Perhaps you associate CAN AS with work that is done high in the air. We have been working high in the air for twenty years, but also below the deck and in the splash zone. Last spring, we were asked to do a job that meant ...

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Surface treatement of jacket structure

During the summer of 2012 CAN performed surface treatment of a jacket structure for one of our clients. The project was performed using rope access techniques in combination with modular working platforms (CAN Span), which ...

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Installation of centralizers subsea

Maintenance work in the splash zone and down to depths of 15 meters can be difficult, expensive and time-consuming work on offshore installations, due to the harsh wave, current and wind conditions that this area is exposed ...

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Rigging assignment

Early in 2013 CAN assisted one of our clients with removal / re-installation of an engine for a fire water pump on a FPSO. The engine block weighted just below 6 tonnes, and was installed in an area without crane coverage or ...

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Inspection of flare boom

CAN has a great deal of experience with planned shutdowns. Towards the end of one shutdown, one of our operators found cracks in the upper part of the flare structure (Super duplex). These unexpected finds were made in an ...

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Leg repair

During an inspection, CAN identified cracks in the legs of a jackup rig, and were commissioned to carry out the repair work. The repair method was established together with the customer, and our engineers developed welding ...

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Derrick removal

Subsequent to a pilot study, CAN was awarded the contract for removal of a derrick. During the winter months, the tower was stripped of all internal equipment and was then dismantled in sections during the spring.

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Flare tip replacement

Using a specially designed A-frame, tackle and winches, CAN has replaced a number of flare tips. This type of assignment is often executed in connection with shutdowns, where the time aspect is critical.

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Demolition of platforms

CAN has assisted a major contractor to demolish five platforms in the North Sea. This was one of the first major removal projects on the Norwegian continental shelf and lasted for several years. With expertise in a variety ...

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Tie-in activities

In connection with the tie-in of a new caisson, we assisted the client with detailed planning of topside activities under the deck. Our engineers designed both installation methods and work packages for the installation of ...

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Flare boom / pipe inspection

During annual shutdowns, CAN carries out inspection of flare booms and internal inspection of sea water pipes.

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Repair of surface coating in the splash zone

Weather, wind and waves limits with access to this area wich again makes surface treatement in this area exstreamely difficult.

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Caisson cracked

A caisson had corroded and cracked in several locations underneath the water line. The solutions were robust, and the project was conducted under harsh conditions.

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Helideck work under normal operation

The helideck on a rig had structural defects , and the repair had to be done during normal operation on the rig.

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4032 Stavanger

Switchboard kl 0800-1600: +47 51 81 18 18
On call: +47 48 24 48 00

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Phone: +47 51 81 18 18

Key Personnel

Lars Erik Berntzen
Lars Erik Berntzen
Managing Director
+47 51 81 18 18

Johannes Miljeteig
Johannes Miljeteig
Commercial Manager
Margrethe Nærland
Margrethe Nærland
Finance & Accounting Manager
+47 958 49 945

Jørn Magne Olsen
Jørn Magne Olsen
HSEQ & Project Manager
+47 480 07 700

Jon Svendsen
Jon Svendsen
Project Manager
+47 479 00 388

Kathrine Rekdal
Kathrine Rekdal
Project Coordinator & Controller
+47 450 36 129

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CAN's values first saw the light of day at a meeting in 2005 at which all the employees helped to determine which values should characterise us as a company.

Bold – at CAN, we will dare to challenge the establishment by taking on new and bigger assignments and by offering new and innovative solutions.

Inclusive – at CAN, we will take care of the people who are with us and those who are around us. Everyone who works at CAN should experience a positive working environment, and those who work with us should feel that they are included in our working environment.

Reliable – our customers should perceive us as being reliable, because we provide safety, quality and efficiency at all stages. Always. Both employees and suppliers should know that we always deliver the goods and that we deliver what we promise, in all situations.

Proud – we should be proud of ourselves, what we stand for and the product we deliver to our customers!

CAN as an employer