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Rental Equipment | New-build cable & pipe lay systems

Rental Equipment

Sparrows Group’s cable and pipe lay solutions rental service provides a wide range of electric and hydraulic drive tensioners, reel drive systems and ancillary equipment.

From our bases at Aberdeen (UK), Slidell (US), and Abu Dhabi (UAE), we can supply cost-effective high-end equipment at short notice to clients on a rental basis. We work with our clients to define the right piece of equipment for their requirements through to the final delivery and installation. Our engineering team provide support and advice throughout the full process.

Our rental equipment is supported by:

  • Mechanical, electrical and hydraulic technicians
  • Specialists to install operate, maintain and remove equipment
  • Engineering advice before, during and after the supply of equipment.

Our rental tensioners, both hydraulic and electric, range from 3Te 2-track machines up to 62.5Te 4-Track machines.

As the OEM for our rental equipment, we can modify equipment to different specifications to suit requirements without the need for third party intervention

New-build cable & pipe lay systems

Sparrows Group’s cable and pipe lay systems division provides a bespoke design and build service that delivers cable and pipe lay equipment to meet the needs of our clients.

Our ‘caterpillar track’ tensioners are designed to maintain tension during laying products offshore or spooling operations onshore. With safety and reliability in mind, intuitive control systems and the latest technology, our machines can be used in tandem with other equipment where necessary.

Tensioners can be supplied with:

  • Hydraulic or Electric Drive
  • 2, 3 or 4-Tracks
  • Vertical and Horizontal track orientations
  • Pivot open top tracks
  • Fail safe systems

Other equipment we supply includes:

  • Underrollers
  • Carousel and Loading Towers
  • Reel Drive Systems
  • Static Baskets and Gantry unloaders
  • Bow Cable Engines (BCE)
  • Ancillary equipment – lay chutes, guide walls, roller paths etc
  • Well Intervention Deployment Systems


From conceptual and feasibility designs to the final delivery and installation, our team can support and advise throughout the full process.

Our sale equipment is supported by:

  • Global on-site support with mechanical, electrical and hydraulic technicians
  • Specialists to install operate, maintain and remove equipment
  • Inspection and equipment auditing services
  • Advice on failure prevention, maintenance and safety regulation compliance
  • Engineering advice before, during and after the supply of equipment
  • Fabrication and build expediting



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