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Welcome to CECON

Welcome to CECON

Cecon Contracting is an offshore contractor providing project management, engineering and offshore/subsea Installation services to offshore oil and gas Industries, renewables industries and the telecommunications industry.


Since 2005, Cecon Contracting has completed more than 30 significant projects in the North Sea, Mediterranean Sea, West Africa and Indian Ocean. Our lump sum projects have included FPSO installation, rigid pipeline installation, flexible flowlines, wellhead platforms, risers, umbilicals, mooring systems, cables and decommissioning.

Cecon focuses on EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation) and T&I (Transport & Installation) lump sum contracts.

After each project, Cecon asks our Clients for their feedback. Here are some recent replies:

«Cecon has executed the Skagenfiber West cable installation impressively well – their spread manouevered efficiently through the extremely challenging route and ensured 100 % cable burial – the sector has not seen such a successful installation before.»
Rune Skow, CTO Skagenfiber AS. Internet cable installation project, Denmark & Norway.

«Overall, the project was a success, innovative solutions, flexible contractor, pleasure to work with, and happy end client.»
Asle Bjørnstad, CEO Aker Floating Production ASA. Deepwater decommissioning project, India.

«Yinson is very satisfied with the work carried by Cecon, in particular on the timely execution, despite COVID-19 challenges. Moreover, Yinson appreciate the flexibility Cecon showed during the mobilisation dates.»
Henrik Baardson, Yinson Production AS. FPSO installation project, Nigeria.

Our Clients consistently say the following about us:

  • Cecon delivers to expectations.
  • Cecon is innovative.
  • Cecon is flexible.

Cecon delivers according to Client expectations, time after time. To achieve this we:

  • Employ industry respected professionals, and keep them.
  • Have long term and flexible relationships with our trusted suppliers, including vessel operators.
  • Critically review our recent projects to find out how we can improve.
  • Listen carefully to our Clients’ needs & observations.

The Cecon Contracting story began in 2005 with the installation of a subsea rigid pipeline in West Africa. By 2013, a total of 180 km of rigid pipeline had been installed.
Cecon Contracting restructured after the industry downturn in 2015, and delivered our first full field development project in 2017. Since then, Cecon has grown steadily in size & capability, whilst maintaining a sound financial base.

With an offshore base in southern Norway, Cecon Contracting is ideally located for the European operations we conduct. In addition, our modular equipment spreads and logistics contacts allow us to broaden this footprint across the globe, and we have completed numerous operations in West Africa and as far afield as Asia and North America.

Cecon Contracting employs a core team of highly experienced and multi-disciplinary engineers & project managers. Additionally, we utilise a network of specialist partners with whom we have a long-term working relationship.

Our key employees are:

Jo Braadlie
Managing Director/Project Manager

Mr. Braadlie has more than 20 years of experience from the oil and gas industry with a particular focus on the SURF segment. 11 years in Technip Norge AS with several technical and commercial positions, including 5 years as Project Manager for major development projects. He has also served as Business Development Director of the former Cecon ASA and Maritime Director for Bukser og Berging AS.

Graham Medhurst
Operations & Business Development Manager/Project Manager

Graham Medhurst started his oilfield career in 1989 as a Field Engineer with Schlumberger, before specializing in subsea projects and marine operations. He has gained international experience with Chevron, Technip and Aker Solutions in a variety of positions including Senior Project Manager, Offshore Manager and Operations Director.

Bjørn-Ivar Carlsen
Finanicial Manager/Project Cost Controller

Bjørn Ivar Carlsen has nearly 30 years of experience from financial and management positions from various companies. He has been CFO in Orkla Snacks, Brødrene Dahl AS, Norstat ASA, Secretary General in the Norwegian Skifederation and CEO in Zoncolan ASA.

Jens Buene
Contracts Manager/Project Contracts Engineer

Jens Buene has worked his entire career within the offshore industry. He has a background from Brown & Root as internal auditor and project administrator, which was followed by 27 years at Technip where he led the contracts department. He has been engaged with Cecon since 2016.

Anette Omre
Lead Engineer

Anette is a marine engineer with extensive offshore experience with 2 years as a field engineer on board a Subsea 7 construction vessel. 8 years experience from various SURF projects onshore & offshore. Experienced in planning fast track projects for major companies in the North Sea oil and gas business.

Simon Orr
Principal Engineer

Simon is a Naval Architect with more than 15 years’ experience in vessel design, construction, and operations worldwide. Worked as onshore/offshore engineer and project manager for various SURF, pipeline, FPSO, moorings, conversion and renewables projects in South East Asia, Africa and Europe.

Halvor Snellingen
Principal Engineer

Halvor has 30 year of experience from development of deepwater trenching and dredging system. He has experience from operation from more than 120 project worldwide and protection of more than 6500 km of pipelines, fiberoptical and power cables. 

Christopher Solheim-Allen
QHSES Manager/Project QHSES Engineer

Chris has extensive experience in QHSES, risk & emergency management from the  subsea and nuclear industries. He is a former UK Royal Navy nuclear submarine engineer officer, QHSES Director for Technip Norge, and Head of HSSEQ for Golar floating LNG. Offshore experience from Europe, Mediterranean and West Africa.

Jon Terje Leinaas
Senior Engineer

Jon Terje is a mechanical engineer who started his career as a wireline field engineer for Schlumberger in 2000. After returning to Norway he worked as an approval engineer for DNV, and with finite element software at EDR. He has 7 years of experience with Aker Oilfield Services related to construction of well intervention vessels and he has worked on three submarine fibre cable installation projects after joining Cecon.

Cecon Contracting AS has developed a practical and user-friendly management system, which is certified by DNV to the following standards:

  • ISO 9001: 2015 – Quality management system
  • ISO 14001: 2015 – Environmental management system
  • ISO 45001:2018 – Occupational health and safety management system

The Cecon Contracting management system focuses on project execution and ensuring that personnel & environmental risks are reduced to a minimum. Cecon’s leadership is personally involved in driving the safety & welfare culture of the company.

Cecon Contracting HSE performance data, and policies on environment, ethics, health & safety, security, quality and risk management are available on request.

Whilst there are no open positions at this time, Cecon are always on the lookout for competent engineers and project managers. Please use the form or mail us on the Contact Us page, including “Career” in the subject line.