The $48.6m (€40m) five-year contract will be effective from July 2021 and have two one-year extension options.

Bilfinger Salamis Danmark, a subsidiary of UK-based Bilfinger Salamis, will be responsible for delivering a range of services with a focus on advanced non-destructive testing techniques, across all of Total’s offshore assets in Denmark.

Bilfinger’s office in Esbjerg, Denmark, will manage the contract work.

Bilfinger chief operating officer Duncan Hall said: “With this major contract from Total, Bilfinger continues on its growth path in the strategic business area of inspection services.

“The award follows two recent contract successes in Denmark, making Bilfinger one of the largest local providers of offshore non-destructive testing inspection services just three years after the set-up of our local branch.”

Total owns stakes in Danish offshore fields Dan/Halfdan and Gorm/Tyra. The stakes are held via the Danish Underground Consortium (DUC).

The DUC, which also includes Noreco and Nordsøfonden, produces oil and gas from the Sole Concession area in the Danish part of the North Sea.

Serving as operator, Total is responsible for the exploration and operation of DUC’s 15 producing fields.

Earlier this year, Bilfinger Salamis UK won a contract from Altera Infrastructure Production for inspection services.

Bilfinger was also selected recently to provide inspection services for Corrosion under Insulation (CUI) at a major chemical plant in the Netherlands.