AAK was first established in 1987 as a Climbing and Mountaineering Center in Åndalsnes, Norway. Two years later, AAK began the development of services at height to meet operational challenges and demand from the energy utilities and offshore oil and gas industry. As a result, in 1991, together with Statoil ASA, AAK introduced Rope Access Techniques as an approved work method on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
Rope access is a well-known, well-standardized method for easy and cost effective access. A team of technicians will by these methods easily access all geometries and points of interest on any structure, thus eliminating requirements for scaffolding.
Based upon rope access techniques AAK performs all typical disciplines, including but not limited to inspections and NDT work, mechanical and electric work, surface preparations and painting, insulation work, heavy lifting and rigging operations.