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Sparrows Group secures five-year UKCS contract with major UKCS operator

Sparrows Group has secured a five-year contract with a major UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) operator to provide inspection services across all its assets in the region.

The project, which also has two one-year extension options, will see the global provider of engineering and maintenance solutions responsible for fixed lifting equipment and lifting accessories across the operator’s 11 assets in the region.

Awarded through a competitive tender process, the work scope covers the inspection and thorough examination of loose and fixed lifting and safety equipment, including runway beams, padeyes, personnel descent device stations and accessories. The work will be delivered from the company’s base in Aberdeen.

Technical support will also be provided by Sparrows, involving the management and execution of safe lifting operations on-site, as well as advice on lifting plans, procedures and relevant legislation and guidance.

Stewart Mitchell, chief executive officer of Sparrows said: “We have worked on this operator’s assets for a number of years, delivering crane management services on several UKCS platforms, so have a strong understanding of their working practices. This new contract will see us working across additional assets in the North Sea and we look forward to delivering our extensive technical expertise in inspection and maintenance across their entire portfolio.

“Despite challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic this year, our skilled people have continued to provide a first-class service to all our clients and this award demonstrates our dedication to delivering safe and efficient operations.

“While we have been making significant strides in the renewable and onshore industrial markets, the North Sea remains a core area in the business. With more than 45-years’ experience in the region, we have an unrivalled knowledge of the market and the demands on the safety critical lifting equipment in the field.”

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