Norfin Offshore has been a preferred company in the Marine and Offshore industry for Surveys, Inspections, audits and for Advisory, Valuations and Engineering consultancy. Our knowledge, our resources, our technical insight can be your business advantage.
Our ability to provide you with valuable solutions gives us the opportunity to serve you with joy, even at critical special demands. Our engineering team combines both marine, navigational, naval architectural and mechanical expertise to achieve the best solution.
We are renowned for our reliable survey inspections and durable Market and Industry Analysis. We provide to our Clients predictable market information to enable their successful operations.
Today, Norfin Offshore is known for its high quality, high performance analysis for all types of vessels for both marine and offshore operations. It is by the flexibility and the richness of our collective excellence that Norfin Offshore is able to fulfil our clients’ most stringent demand and even customized specific requirements.
We pride ourselves as your ultimate solution for your quest of a cost-effective marine and offshore operation. We undertake an extensive range of surveys, inspections and audits and as listed below;
Pre-Purchase Condition Survey
Norfin Offshore performs pre-purchase condition surveys for Clients intended to purchase vessel(s), for Insurance companies and for Banks to confirm that the condition of the vessel is as described and meeting aspirations of buyers based on agreed terms and MoA. This work generally includes class record searches and an inspection of the vessel’s structure, machinery and sea trials.
Pre & Post Charter Condition Survey
We carry out stringent pre and post charter surveys – documenting the exact condition of a vessel, its machinery, equipment and consumables at the time it is taken on charter, and again when it is return to Owner.
We carry out vessels Condition surveys to ascertain the overall condition of a vessel for our Clients – be it intended for Owner, Buyer, Insurance Company or for finance institution: hull, machineries, equipment, safety and security measures, management systems and certification are all inspected.
We carry out due diligence survey on behalf of banks, finance houses, insurance companies and other third parties. This is to confirm that the condition and the operation of a vessel or other asset or facilities are in accordance with its claimed status. We evaluate facilities (such as ship repair or ship building yards) and its operations, its safety policies and standards, maintenance procedures and the overall quality of Facilities.
We carry out Suitability surveys of vessels and her equipment to ascertain whether the vessel is fit for purpose, suitable for sustain operations at specific locations and conditions (Climate, wave form pattern, power requirement, capacity, etc). Suitability surveys are valuable in establishing whether:
- The vessels and equipment proposed for a specific marine operation are appropriate for both the actual work tasks and the environment in which the operation will take place.
- The location proposed for the operation is appropriate for the actual work tasks, and has the facilities, environment and logistical support needed.
In accordance with international standards, benchmarking and our in house analysis, we provide vessels / asset valuation services (OSVs, DSVs, Barges, Tugs & Oil Rigs) for owners, intended buyers, finance institution and insurance Companies. We Safe guard your profitability and increased your competitiveness by providing you with the best value for your money.
We survey vessels employed in the offshore energy industry using both IMCA’s Common Marine Inspection Document (CMID) and the OCIMF Offshore Vessel Inspection Document (OVID). Our personnel are accredited inspectors for the OVID programme, as well as for the updated e-CMID format.
We represent many Companies for their onboard internal ISM / ISPS audits in West Africa to confirm that their vessels are well managed and systems are effective – operations and policies are adhere to.
Claims, Disputes and Litigation
Norfin Offshore provides expert advice at all stages of the marine claims and disputes process, including marine accident investigation. Our experts provide oral and written evidence at court and arbitration proceedings. This includes formal enquiries on behalf of governments as well as commercial and private clients. We have been retained as expert advisors for many new building disputes and charter disputes.
We are retained as Expert Witness for;
- Legal & insurance claims support
- Marine pollution
- Hull and machinery damage
- Fixed object damage
- New buildings, conversions and vessel repair
- Bunkers and oils
- Charter party disputes
- Personal injury
- New Building Disputes
Technical Bid Evaluations
Norfin Offshore carries out Technical Bid Evaluations for Oil Majors and Vessels Owners for the chartering of OSVs and oil rigs, shipyard repairs and special projects. If you are putting a project or operation out to tender, have received bids to evaluate or need technical input into contracts, we can assist you. We have worked on the tendering process in many areas including:
- Vessel repairs
- Marine transportation
- Offshore marine operations
Technical Tender Compilation & Submission
Norfin Offshore provides Technical and Commercial Tenders Submission for Ship Owners. We source for suitable vessels meeting requirement, liaise with owners for sales or charter of the said vessel(s) and we put together all tender documents to assist our Client succeed in their bid process. We have been successful in most of our tender submission, thus our Clients joy and gratitude’s.
Sea Trial Professional Services and Vessel’s lay-up Crew
Norfin Offshore provides to Shipyards and Ship owners with Sea Trial professional services by providing appropriate and suitable Crew ( Deck Officers, Engine room officers and Hotel staffs) with knowledge of assigned vessel operational parameters. Our crew assist with taking proper data for analysis and ensure the vessel(s) safe operations within the assign scope and limitations. This enables your smooth Sea Trials and Sea Trial records.