Equipment sales / rental

New-build cable / pipe lay

Sparrows’ design and manufacture a large range of bespoke cable and pipe lay equipment for use in the renewables, offshore energy, and industrial markets.

We supply customer driven design solutions to specification with the latest technology and control systems for the ease of handling and deployment of products and end terminations.

All of our equipment is configured to meet specific customer requirements and is built to be robust and reliable for onshore or offshore use.

We design systems with reliability and ease of use in mind and our global network of workshops allows us to manufacture new equipment in various locations around the world.

Bespoke cable and pipe lay equipment

Typical capabilities
Drive typeHydraulic or electrical
SWL15Te to 150Te
Track lengthCustomer derived – 2m upwards
OpeningPivot open top track
Mounting orientationsHorizontal to vertical
SafetyFail safe braking system and grip system
AlarmsWarning sounder and beacons, PLC system safety alarms, tension alarms, overload protection
Region of useGlobal
Control systemSiemens (standard) or others
LiftingOffshore lift certified as option
ModularityOptional
Typical capabilities
Drive typeHydraulic or electrical
SWL1Te to 50Te
Track lengthCustomer derived
OpeningBoth tracks open
Mounting orientationsHorizontal to vertical
SafetyFail safe braking system and grip system
AlarmsWarning sounder and beacons, PLC system safety alarms, tension alarms, overload protection
Region of useGlobal
Control systemSiemens (standard) or others
LiftingOffshore lift certified as option
ModularityOptional
Typical capabilities
Drive typeHydraulic or electrical
SWL1Te to 50Te
Track lengthCustomer derived
OpeningTop track opens vertically
Pivot open top trackBreak back option
Mounting orientationsHorizontal to vertical
SafetyFail safe braking system and grip system
AlarmsWarning sounder and beacons, PLC system safety alarms, tension alarms, overload protection
Region of useGlobal
Control systemSiemens (standard) or others
LiftingOffshore lift certified as option
ModularityOptional
Typical capabilities
Actuation typeHydraulic
SWLUp to 50Te (larger if required)
Hang offClamp designed to suit application
Chute mediumSteel or nylon covered
Operational angleTiltable
SafetyFail safe hydraulic and electrical systems
AlarmsWarning sounder and beacons, PLC system safety alarms, tension alarms, overload protection
Region of useGlobal
Control systemSiemens (standard) or others
LiftingOffshore lift certified as option
ModularityOptional
Typical capabilities
Drive typeHydraulic or electric
SWL400Te up to 2500Te
DiameterInner core and outer flange size variable
BasementsSteel base grillage or foundation mounted
Loading systemLevel wind spooler with or without tensioner
SafetyFail safe hydraulic and electrical systems
AlarmsWarning sounder and beacons, PLC system safety alarms, tension alarms, overload protection
Region of useGlobal
Control systemSiemens (standard) or others
LiftingOffshore lift certified possible with or without product depending on requirements
ModularityOptional
Typical capabilities
Drive typeHydraulic or electric
SWL400Te up to 10,000Te
DiameterInner core and outer wall size / diameter variable
BasementsSteel base grillage or foundation mounted
Loading systemLoading tower with tensioner and articulated arm sections
SafetyFail safe hydraulic and electrical systems
AlarmsWarning sounder and beacons, PLC system safety alarms, tension alarms, overload protection
Region of useGlobal
Control systemSiemens (standard) or others
LiftingOffshore lift certified possible with or without product depending on requirements
ModularityOptional
Typical capabilities
Drive typeNon-motorised or with actuation via hydraulic or electric motors
SWLUp to 500Te (larger if requested)
DiameterInner core and outer wall size / diameter variable
BasementsSteel base grillage or foundation mounted
Loading systemLoading tower with tensioner and articulated arm sections
SafetyFail safe hydraulic and electrical systems
AlarmsWarning sounder and beacons, PLC system safety alarms, tension alarms, overload protection
Region of useGlobal
Control systemSiemens (standard) or others
LiftingOffshore lift certified possible with or without product depending on requirements
ModularityOptional
Typical capabilities
Drive typeHydraulic or electric motors
SWLUp to 500Te (larger if requested)
Reel sizesDesigned to suit various diameters and widths
BasementsSteel base grillage or cradles with attachable drive units
Reel loadingJackable option available to lift and spool reels then lower back to cradle
TraversingOptional – side traversing underrollers with undercarriage wheels or tracks
Hold down devicesAvailable – various design options
SafetyFail safe hydraulic and electrical systems
AlarmsWarning sounder and beacons, PLC system safety alarms, tension alarms, overload protection
Region of useGlobal
Control systemSiemens (standard) or others
LiftingLiftable in sections or one constructed piece if required
ModularityOptional
Typical capabilities
Drive typeHydraulic or electric motors
SWLUp to 800Te (larger if requested)
Reel sizesDesigned to suit various diameters and widths
BasementsSteel base grillage and track systems for multi-reel deployments. Spacer systems for adjustability
TraversingOptional – automated or manual track movement systems
Hold down devicesHydraulic or manual mechanical fastening systems
SafetyFail safe hydraulic and electrical systems
AlarmsWarning sounder and beacons, PLC system safety alarms, tension alarms, overload protection
Region of useGlobal
Control systemSiemens (standard) or others
LiftingOffshore lift certified
ModularityOptional
Typical capabilities
Drive typeHydraulic or electric
Product diametersDesigned to suit various diameters
BasementsSteel base grillage
TraversingAutomated or manual
SafetyFail safe hydraulic and electrical systems
AlarmsWarning sounder and beacons, PLC system safety alarms, tension alarms, overload protection
Region of useGlobal
Control systemSiemens (standard) or others
LiftingOffshore lift certified
ModularityYes
Typical capabilities
Drive typeHydraulic or electric
SWL200Te up to 2500Te
DiameterInner core and outer flange size variable
BasementsStandalone base grillage or vessel sub structure
Loading SystemLevel wind spooler with or without tensioner
SafetyFail safe hydraulic and electrical systems
AlarmsWarning sounder and beacons, PLC system safety alarms, tension alarms, overload protection
Region of useGlobal
Control systemSiemens (standard) or others
LiftingOffshore lift certified possible with or without product depending on requirements
ModularityOptional
Typical capabilities
SWLUp to 800Te
DiameterConfigurable to client requirements
DividersYes
End terminationsCan be catered for
CradlesHigh back and standard designs available
Region of useGlobal
Control systemSiemens (standard) or others
LiftingOffshore lift certified possible with or without product depending on requirements
ModularityOptional
Typical capabilities
Actuation typeHydraulic or electric
Product diametersDesigned to suit various diameters
MountingAny angle, vessel deck, VLS or onshore
TraversingAutomated or manual out of firing line
SafetyFail safe hydraulic and electrical systems
AlarmsWarning sounder and beacons, PLC system safety alarms, load alarms
Region of useGlobal
Control systemSiemens (standard) or others
LiftingOffshore lift certified if required
ModularityOptional

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