About Scana Skarpenord
Scana Skarpenord AS is one of the world’s leading suppliers of valve remote control systems for shipping and the Oil & Gas industry.
Scana Skarpenord AS is located in Rjukan, about 170 km west of Oslo. The production facilities, approx. 4500 m2 comprise workshops and administration office.
Scana Skarpenord AS has been in the market since 1970, and is one of the world’s leading suppliers of valve remote control systems for the shipping and offshore industries. The company delivers hydraulic and pneumatic actuators and complete valve remote control systems to customers all over the world.
What we do
Hydraulic and pneumatic systems
Scana Skarpenord develops, manufactures and supplies hydraulic and pneumatic systems for the remote control of valves in permanent oil and gas installations, and for production ships and rigs. Remote control systems are also manufactured for cargo handling, ballast, boom and coolant systems on board gas tankers, chemical tankers, oil tankers, product tankers and dry cargo ships.
One of our key products is hydraulic and pneumatic actuators, mounted directly on valves. The actuators are of our own design and are manufactured at Rjukan. The control systems for the actuators include control panels, magnetic valve centrals, hydraulic oil generators and PC/PLS-based terminals for system operation and indication.
Tailor-made solutions and customer-adapted applications
The company manufactures tailor made Valve Remote Control systems according to client’s specifications. The products are under continuous development, and highly qualified engineers will implement the leading innovations of this particular field.
Upgradement and development of products and production methods
To meet increased demands for cost-efficient solutions, the company follows a continuous programme for upgrading and developing products and production methods. Development often takes place in collaboration with external partners with a high level of competence within the relevant specialist fields.
An increasing proportion of machining is done by fully automatic, unmanned machines. Manual installation work is continuously being made more efficient through the introduction of improved methods and greater use of effective aids.
Scana Skarpenord has strengthened efficiency and flexibility throughout the value chain – from marketing and sales to manufacturing, logistics and delivery of the finished product.
The company’s traditional customers are shipyards building offshore vessels (rigs, drill ships and FPSOs and FSOs) and large tankers and dry cargo ships. Operators, valve suppliers and maintenance companies with a focus on the offshore industry represent an increasing proportion of the company’s customer base.
The main market for new shipbuilding and floating offshore installations is currently in Korea, China, Singapore, and Brazil. The company also supplies equipment to customers in Europe, Russia and North America. Hydraulic actuators and their control systems are also supplied to valve producers and suppliers of gas handling systems for LPG and LNG ships. Rebuilds and upgrading of older offshore installations, vessels and rigs also represent an increasing share of activities.
The market in South Korea is served by the company Scana Korea Hydraulics. Scana Skarpenord supplies system solutions and key components from Norway, while sales, project engineering, assembly and testing are performed by the subsidiary in South Korea.