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Integrated solutions

We support our clients to maximise efficiency by optimising the performance, reliability and safety of critical equipment and people.

Our comprehensive engineering capability in the areas of lifting and mechanical handling, cable and pipe lay, and fluid power enables us to deliver a wide range of integrated, bespoke and turn-key solutions to the energy industry.


  • From farm to STEM

    Growing up on a farm in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Melissa Morrison had never even considered engineering as a career path, but with some guidance from a school teacher, her eyes were opened to the potential careers the field offers, particularly in the oil and gas sector. 

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  • It's a woman's world

    Leanne Brown, apprentice hydraulic technician, talks about what it's like to be a woman in an engineering role for International Women in Engineering Day.

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  • Industry collaboration key to opening new doors

    Mike Morrison, head of cable and pipe lay solutions, highlights the advantages of collaborative working in a lower oil price market

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  • Thinking ahead to decommissioning

    Brendan Forbes, global head of engineering, outlines the importance of forward planning when it comes to identifying the right crane maintenance strategy for decommissioning.

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  • Structural fatigue in cranes

    Stuart Smith, global design services manager, and Brendan Forbes, global head of engineering services, discuss why structural fatigue in cranes occurs and what can be done...

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Case Studies

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Working across the energy sector

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EDLS - Electric Drive Lay Spread


The world’s only fully electric-drive flexible cable and pipe lay system available for rental.

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Wire Rope Inspection and Spooling System


Extend the life of your wire ropes with our new tensioning and electromagnetic inspection solution.

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Recent news

Alpha completes record number of blade inspections

Alpha Offshore Service has announced a company record after successfully completing over 4,000 offshore wind turbine blade inspections to date in 2018. This is an increase of 56% compared to...

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Sparrows Group strikes renewables gold at prestigious UK awards

Sparrows Group is celebrating after coming out on top at the 2018 Press and Journal Gold Awards, winning the esteemed Renewables Award.

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Sparrows Group granted commercial registration to operate in Saudi Arabia

Sparrows technician carrying out Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) for a crane inspection.

Global specialist equipment and integrated engineering services company, Sparrows Group, has made a significant development in Saudi Arabia after being granted commercial registration to operate in the Kingdom.

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