Sparrows Group, UK-based lifting specialists, has been awarded a contract covering Stena Drilling’s global fleet of offshore drilling vessels.
The contract with the Aberdeen-based maritime drilling contract involves 20-months’ worth of inspection services.
“In today’s low oil price environment, it is more important than ever to ensure inspection and maintenance is carried out effectively to avoid costly emergency repairs”, said Sparrows Chief Executive Officer Stewart Mitchell.
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Under this agreement, offshore lifting specialists Sparrows will deliver LOLER lifting gear surveys, potential dropped objects surveys, cargo carrying unit (CCU) and non-destructive testing (NDT) inspections, as well as rig-specific maintenance.
“Over the years, we have developed a strong relationship with Stena and we are delighted to now be working with them again. It is encouraging to see that they are committed to ensuring safety and integrity across their global fleet”, Mitchell added.
“Our experienced inspection team has a reputation for delivering quality, cost effective services to our customers. I have no doubt their professionalism and track record for reliability has contributed to us regaining this contract”, he stated further.
The Group had previously held a similar contract with Stena for an eight-year period.
Mariner A platform
Under this contract, Sparrows was set to provide both personnel and engineering services to the platform, taking on responsibility of the Mariner’s two pedestal cranes over the duration. The platform is set to reach first production in 2018.
Originally established in 1946, the Sparrows Group already counts on more than 40 years of experience working offshore. The company provides engineered products and services, primarily to the offshore sector, specialising in lifting and handling, cable and pipe lay and fluid power solutions.