Sparrows specialises in offshore lifting, crane engineering and services, mechanical handling, pipe

Sparrows specialises in offshore lifting, crane engineering and services, mechanical handling, pipe and cable lay systems, fluid power engineering, equipment rental and training

Global provider of specialist equipment and integrated engineering services to the energy industry, Sparrows Group, has secured a five-year contract to deliver hydraulic, lifting and rigging services for Maersk Oil’s UK floating assets.

The contract is to provide hydraulic services, including maintenance, repair and parts and materials procurement - as well as the supply, management and certification of all lifting gear for the oil company’s Global Producer 3 (GP3), Gryphon FPSO, and the new Culzean FSO operations.

Additional mechanical engineering services will include: failure modes; effects and criticality analysis (FMECA) studies; finite element analysis; the design and build of structural and mechanical assemblies and small pressure vessels; reverse engineering and fabrication; and Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) inspections.

Stewart Mitchell, Sparrows chief executive officer, said, “We look forward to collaborating with Maersk to support their existing operations across the North Sea as well as Culzean. As the largest discovery in the UKCS since 2004, we are delighted to be involved in helping ensure safe and efficient production from this strategically important development.”

The company would not disclose the value of the contract.

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