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Architectural and Structural Engineering, Project Management and Supply of Prefabricated Modular Units

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Industriveien 10,
N-4879 Grimstad,
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Markhus is an offshore and maritime related engineering company with experienced architects, engineers and draftsmen. Since the company was formed in 1984 we have specialised in architectural and structural engineering, project and discipline management as well as supply of complete interiors and architectural packages.

We have also developed a cost effective system of prefabricated modular units for use in the offshore and marine industry.

In addition to the European market, Markhus has established a presence in the Asian market through our joint venture Markhus Asia and Flexmodule Asia in Singapore.

Engineering and architectural services for offshore accommodation modules

Our companies design and fabricate adaptable systems of living quarter modules for the offshore and marine industry.

Our engineers and architects specialize in the oil business, especially modules for different purposes, but living quarters remains our core competence.
Since Markhus was formed in 1984 we have specialised in structural engineering, project management as well as supply of complete interiors.
Super lightweight Flexmodules have been used on various offshore installations for different purposes, from accommodation units to control rooms.
We offer complete project management including documentation and technical drawings using AutoCAD and MicroStation CAD systems.
Aluminium has proved to be well suited to offshore modules, offering advantages such as low weight, and lower maintenance costs.

We offer complete project management packages which include documentation and technical drawings within structural, architectural and other disciplines. Our engineers and architects use AutoCAD and MicroStation CAD systems.

Prefabricated, flexible modules

Markhus, in cooperation with Flexmodule and Carpin, are the manufacturers of the prefabricated adaptable modular building system called Flexmodule.

The super lightweight design of these prefabricated modules has been used on various projects and offshore installations for different purposes, ranging from accommodation units to control rooms and technical and utility modules.

The system is low weight and rapid hook-up, making it suitable also for extensions on existing platforms or modules where weight is a critical factor. The system is favoured by fast track construction due to its short hook-up time.

Aluminium has proved to be a safe material that is well suited to offshore modules. Advantages of aluminium compared to steel include low weight, no need for surface treatment and lower maintenance costs, which leads to minimum life cycle cost.

Specialised offshore living quarters engineering knowledge

Our engineers and architects have a speciality in the oil business, oil installations, oil platforms and floating hotels, especially different types of cabins and special solutions. This has resulted in the Flexmodule product, modules for different purposes like offices modules, multi-cabins and utility modules, but living quarters (LQ) remains the company’s core competence.

Customer reference list

Some of our satisfied customers are oil companies, drilling contractors, shipping companies and leading global providers of engineering and construction services, including:

  • Agip
  • Aker Kvaerner
  • Amoco
  • British Petroleum (BP)
  • Conoco Phillips
  • Dolphin
  • Elf
  • ESSO
  • Hydro
  • Keppel FELS
  • Petro Canada
  • Ramboll Oil & Gas
  • Shell
  • Statoil
  • Total
  • Sevan Marine
  • SOME
  • Aibel
  • Master Marine
  • Maracc

Valhall Oilfield, North Sea

The Valhall field was discovered in 1975 and came online in 1982. It is operated by BP, which holds a 35.95% interest while the remaining 64.05% interest is held by Hess Norge.

Ekofisk II

The original Ekofisk area development consisted of eight oil and gas fields, namely Cod, Ekofisk, West Ekofisk, Tor, Albuskjell, Eldfisk, Edda and Embla.

Draugen Oil Field, North Sea

The Draugen oil field is operated by Norske Shell, which also owns a 26.20% stake in the field. The remaining stake is

Alvheim Field, Norway

The Alvheim field lies on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, west of Heimdal, in production licence PL 203.

Bruce Phase II, North Sea

The Bruce field was originally developed under phase I, using two bridge-linked platforms, both connected to the main 32in Frigg trunkline by a 6km, 32in-diameter gas-export pipeline taking gas to the St Fergus Terminal.

Markhus AS

Industriveien 10
N-4879 Grimstad

Flexmodul AS

Industriveien 12
Ø sterhus
N-4879 Grimstad

Markhus UK Ltd

Suite 14, Wear Valley Business Centre
27 Longfield Road
Bishop Auckland
South Church Enterprise Park
County Durham, DL14 6XB
United Kingdom

Markhus Asia Pte Ltd

No. 13
Joo Koon Crescent
Singapore 629021

Flexmodule Asia Pte Ltd

Blk 194 Pandan Loop
#04-03 Pantech Industrial Complex
Singapore 128383

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