CAN is a leading integrity and inspection contractor which provides engineering, inspection and maintenance services to the Oil & Gas, Construction, Civil Engineering, Marine and Structural Maintenance Industries Worldwide.

is a mainstream inspection/integrity contractor and the main operating company within the CAN group of companies. Since our inception in 1986, CAN has grown in tandem with the oil & gas industry from the delivery of inspection and maintenance work scopes through rope access methods, to the provision of a fully integrated and managed solution for asset reliability.

In essence, CAN's approach to asset reliability is the combination of our engineering, inspection and maintenance technical capability which are tailored to the specific needs of the client

Headquartered in Aberdeen, CAN employs in the region of 120 office based staff and has access to over 700 field personnel, all of which are trained to industry standards and have a wealth of experience serving as corrosion and structural engineers, time served painters, welders, instruments fitters, and mechanical and electrical technicians.

Today, CAN field personnel can be located in all the major oil and gas producing regions with CAN offices located in Europe, the Americas, Middle East & Africa and with operations spanning over 40 countries.


CAN has access to a wealth of structural, corrosion and pipeline engineers, some of which have Chartered status to complement their hands-on knowledge gained from time spent in the field. Due to their extensive knowledge, we view our professional engineers as an essential part of our Integrity Management approach and the safe operation of our client’s assets.

Our engineers can also undertake additional ad-hoc discipline engineering project work and smaller integrity contracts which do not impact on the resources available for our long term contracts.  Our engineering services comprise of:
  • Corrosion management including pipeline support
  • Corrosion risk assessment
  • Coating selection
  • Chemical and inhibition management
  • Experience in failure analysis through approved subcontractors
  • Fitness for service assessment in accordance with API 579
  • Integrity support
  • Material selection
  • Pressure vessel inspection in accordance with API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspection Code
  • Pipework inspection in accordance with API 570 Piping Inspection Code
  • Pressure systems management
  • Compliance in accordance with our client’s Risk Based Inspection process
  • Working in accordance with our client’s written schemes of examination
  • Cathodic protection design and review
  • NDT data analysis
  • Condition assessment  
CAN follow UKAS accredited procedures necessary to undertake the development and review of a risk based inspection programs. We are also a UKAS accredited Type C inspection body which is capable of supplying the complete inspection, engineering, and assessment process required to ensure that Pressure Systems remain fit for purpose.   In addition to providing engineering personnel CAN have the technically capability to project manage the engineering process which includes: 
  • Plant/asset database management including data manipulation, formatting, storage and updating of relevant key information
  • Preparation and management of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for relevant process systems and functions
  • Provision of quarterly and yearly inspection summary reports for each platform/system
  • Compilation of required workpacks to provide detailed isometrics if required

Inspection & Non Destructive Testing Services

CAN emerged as a mainstream inspection & non destructive testing (NDT) provider to the oil & gas industry with the award of several major term contracts in the UKCS.

In the last decade, CAN have become established as one of UK’s leading inspection contractors, largely as a result of our extensive range of non intrusive and specialist techniques which include, but are not limited to; radiography, ultrasonics, time of flight diffraction, thermography and corrosion mapping.

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Inspection & Non Destructive Testing Services


CAN have grown their trades department over the years to facilitate our client’s growing requirements for construction, maintenance and decommissioning operations for their assets both, onshore and offshore, UK and overseas.  

Our Trades division provides a comprehensive range of services: 
  • Decommissioning / Cessation
  • Splashzone working
  • Composite Repairs
  • ‘Ex’ Electrical Survey, Maintenance and Commissioning
  • Plating, Pipe fitting, & Welding
  • Lifting & Mechanical Handling
  • Rope Access Training & Support Services
  • Steel Erecting
  • Coatings Refurbishment 

These services are executed by highly qualified personnel holding industry recognised certification of competence. All field personnel are trained to the required level of competency for their particular discipline and work to industry standards. As well as physically performing the maintenance or repair, CAN has the capability to project manage the task or supply project support personnel including: inspectors, engineers and surveyors.

Select from the following links to view how the trades department can perform various tasks for different workscopes:
  • LIfting & Mechanical Handling
  • Electrical Fire & Gas
  • Fabric Maintenance Services

Rope Access & Special Access Solutions

CAN was responsible for the introduction of rope access to the offshore industry in 1986 and were founding members of the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA).

Rope access is not CAN’s core business today, but instead a method of access to perform an inspection, engineering or maintenance task. CAN currently provide inspection and rope access services to a wide variety of clients at various offshore and onshore locations.
The advantages of rope access are unlimited:
  • Access provision can be a significant proportion of any project’s costs. Rope Access techniques can replace traditional solutions and offer clients significant savings
  • Single point of contact for the client – as CAN provide both access and contracting
  • Rope systems are quick to install and dismantle. By removing operational and time constraints, rope access services are often able to extend the ‘time window’ available to undertake work
  • Rope access offers better flexibility for rescheduling thereby exploiting favourable weather conditions
  • Rope access is statistically safer than scaffolding and uses fewer men. Ropes can be removed from site at the end of each shift – this is a particular benefit for works on, for example, high rise building and sports stadia where there is the potential for vandalism
  • The versatility of rope access services permits a more flexible and comprehensive ‘point and shoot’ service on, for example, inspection programmes. The Inspection Manager is no longer constrained to areas that can be easily reached by conventional means
  • Rope systems are unobtrusive. This is a benefit forclients who own historic properties and wish to retain the visual integrity of the structure during inspection or maintenance works
  • By minimising disruption at ground level, rope access often allows other trades to continue working when compared with the disruption caused by scaffolding
  • By avoiding loading a project with high initial costs, rope access may allow work to proceed earlier thereby minimising structural damage 
Rope Access & Special Access Solutions

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