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Equipment design


Sparrows Group’s multi-disciplined design team have a wealth of experience working to industry recognised design codes and practices.

Equipment design

Whether we are responding to a reactive breakdown, planning an equipment change out, managing structural design, a subsea lift or crane fatigue analysis we have the capability and experience to deliver valuable solutions.

When you have a technical challenge to solve, we can support you to find an innovative and efficient solution.

Our design team provide a range of services:

  • Mechanical, structural, hydraulic and electrical design
  • Technical consulting, working directly with clients to resolve issues
  • Bespoke lifting and mechanical handling equipment design including:
    • Jacking and skidding systems
    • Custom made lifting accessories
    • Spreader beams / lifting frames
    • Runway beams / lifting davits
    • Custom made containers and transportation frames
    • Design and specification of load testing equipment procedures
    • Design of temporary or permanent load bearing structures
  • FEED studies (covering complete asset mechanical handling work scopes)
  • Full detailed designs (packages including analysis reports and full product drawings)
  • Structural integrity analysis of existing machinery in changing circumstances (e.g. damage analysis such as corrosion or cracking, failure investigations and fatigue studies)
  • Life extension assessments
  • Modifying and upgrading equipment
  • Lifting plan preparation or third party review and endorsement
  • 3D animations to enhance project planning
  • Offshore surveys (dimensional data gathering capability from 3D laser scanning and rope access trained technicians)

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