Who we are

Our team

Frontica Engineering is an engineering company serving the offshore energy sector in the domestic and international markets. By building on our heritage from the oil and gas industry, our competence fits perfectly into a wide range of offshore development applications, including offshore wind. Located in Kristiansand, Norway, close to airport, train, road and sea connections, we are easy to reach from both international and domestic locations.

We consider ourselves to be an ideal engineering partner for concept and Front End Engineering Design (FEED) development and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) execution within a wide range of offshore development projects for both greenfield and brownfield applications.

We use the latest available engineering tools and our experience in 3D modelling and visualization is outstanding, and where our development of “digital twins” provides vital benefit to our clients.

Our company has a small management team supporting dedicated project teams that are established for each main task. This allows for efficient communication with client personnel and partners.

Frontica Engineering has a multidisciplinary staff of 100 individuals. We are all highly educated and specialized in our respective fields and we have significant experience in team work and complex project execution. The discipline capacity and spread covers most key engineering tasks.

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Engineering capacity sorted by discipline.

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Sustainability

Our objective is to develop safer and environmentally friendly designs in the projects that we undertake.

Our company and our employees have renewable energy in mind when focusing on the offshore engineering activities. In addition, we believe that the offshore oil and gas industry has an upside in reducing the industry’s carbon footprint by implementing new technology.


Vision and values

 

We are developing our business across a wider offshore engineering market by building on the competence that our heritage has given us and by creating an enthusiastic team spirit among our employees.

We are helping to transform the offshore energy supply industry into a renewables business by developing smart solutions for the future using our experience from the oil and gas sector.

By setting our costumer first our vision is to be a preferred engineering partner in the execution of complex offshore projects.

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Our history

Frontica Engineering was founded in 2020 but has a proud heritage all the way back to 1980 when local entrepreneurs in Kristiansand, Norway, established the company Norwegian Rig Consultants (NRC). The company was specialized in engineering related to permanent offshore drilling facilities and mobile drilling units and rapidly become a front runner in the design of installations for the harsh environmental conditions in the North Sea.

During the 90’s NRC expended their marked segment in offshore engineering and achieved great success in the designing of process, utility and wellhead platforms.

The company was re-named Maritime Tentech in 1995, with added focus on floating production vessels (FPSO’s) and shortly became a leading star with its own Tentech concept for hulls and turrets.

The Aker Group took over the company in 1997 and it thus became a part of Aker Solutions.

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Maritime Tentech merged with its sister company, Maritime Hydraulics, under the name Aker MH in the year 2000 and re-focused on offshore drilling solutions and moved away from FPSO technology.

From 2000 onwards Aker MH expanded its market potential into a larger segment of the drilling engineering, equipment and service business in the international arena. In 2014, Aker Solutions was separated in two parts, by a demerger and launch a new holding company named Akastor, which included Aker MH in its portfolio. Aker MH was re-named MHWirth in the same process.

In 2020, the year of our 40th anniversary, MHWirth has re-established its engineering division as a separate entity under the name Frontica Engineering with focus on a wider market that includes renewable energy. We have kept its specialized engineering focus throughout the changing times. The legacy from NRC and our founders has been maintained in the organization and our references are considered outstanding. 

Today Frontica Engineering has a highly skilled permanent multidisciplinary staff of 100 individuals, all experts in their engineering field and with significant experience in collaboration and complex project execution.

The company is an ideal partner for concept and FEED development as well as in EPC execution to a wide range of offshore development projects for both greenfield and brownfield applications. Frontica Engineering is 100% owned by MHWirth AS. MHWirth AS is 100% owned by Akastor ASA, a public listed oil service investment company, part of the Aker Group.