Who we are

JWS Gruppen is a Norwegian provider of drill cuttings- and Swarf handling, rig cleaning, engineering and mechanical work. The company has since its inception as JWS in 1997 performed jobs in most areas of the North Sea.
We deliver customized solutions to our customers and have a staff of highly qualified employees, which enables us to perform services from idea to design and execution, with equipment and personnel.

Our Experience

The history of JWS Gruppen started with Jansen & Willumsens Services AS (JWS AS) which was founded in 1997 with 4 employees and 5 shareholders. The shares were eventually acquired by Jan Jansen who now owns 100% through Jansen Invest.

Initially the company mainly performed cleaning on- and offshore. In 1999 JWS had it’s first cuttings handling job. In 2000 JWS entered into a frame agreement with Norsk Hydro and Odfjell Drilling. These agreements requires more equipment and JWS invests in nine high pressure washers and a vacuum unit in 2001. In 2002 JWS gets a contract with Odfjell for personnel to operate the slurry units and delivery of high pressure washers for the Ekofisk field. This contract had a duration of 9 years. After this JWS slowly but surely grew on deliveries of vacuum equipment and handling of cuttings.

The first major total delivery on cuttings handling takes place in 2005 on Njord Alpha. Later this year JWS also secures a total delivery to West Alpha. The first proprietary cuttings handling unit is built in 2006 in connection with the award of the contract on Sleipner A. Meanwhile, JWS grows to about 30 employees (2007) and gets our own office building in Jørpeland. Later growth followed and as a result of our overall strategy, JWS Engineering is established in 2011. This is a company that will develop and build new equipment in addition to being responsible for servicing and repairs of existing equipment. In addition, an acquisition of Kristiansund Industry AS (KIAS) is made. This is a company which is located adjacent to Vestbase in Kristiansund and delivers various mechanical services in addition to cleaning tanks onshore. JWS Gruppen has since developed several product segments including having its own solution on Swarf handling. JWS Gruppen has also become a supplier who can bring ideas, the clients or our own, to life through Engineering, Construction and Operation.

In 2018 JWS was awarded a Master Service Agreement with Seadrill that so far has yielded two long term contracts. The first on West Hercules where we handle cuttings and slops treatment with JWS equipment and personnel. In 2019 we landed a long term contract on West Elara for slurry treatment on the rig.
In 2019 we secured a Master Supply & Services Contract with Valaris, culminating in a contract for P&A jobs on Rowan Norway. The delivery was a Swarf unit solution tailored to the rig (including custom conveyors to increase skip reach) and personnel to operate the unit.

Major contracts/agreements

  • 2013 Equinor: Frame Contract Swarf Handling and Cleaning Services.
  • 2018 Bilfinger: Frame Agreement all Services.
  • 2018 Baker Hughes: Global Master Subcontract Agreement.
  • 2018 Transocean: Frame Agreement / General SOW.
  • 2018 Seadrill: Master Service Agreement.
  • 2019 ConocoPhillips: Master Agreement Services and Associated Goods.
  • 2019 Valaris: Master Supply & Services Contract.

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The Team

Kenneth Jansen

Chief Executive Officer

Anders Vestly

Chief Financial Officer

Bengt Bjørheim


Jan Jansen

Founder & CSO

Trond Olav Strand

Project Manager

Markus Jansen


Heine Salte

Chief Operating Officer

Terje Tjøstheim

Operations Manager

Øyvind Førland

Maintenance Manager