Sparrows Group wins contract to support major UKCS operator’s North Sea plans for a further 5 years

Source: press release, 2 February 2021

photo: Sparrows Group
photo: Sparrows Group

Sparrows Group has been awarded a 5-year contract renewal with a UKCS operator, worth an eight-figure sum, to continue supporting its production across two assets, as well as its decommissioning programme across three other fields in the North Sea.

The specialist provider of engineering and maintenance services has carried out uninterrupted campaigns on three of the operator’s assets for over 30 years.

Following a competitive tender for the work, the Aberdeen headquartered firm will continue to provide lifting services including crane operations and maintenance, safety critical lifting equipment inspection and engineering consultancy across the operator’s UKCS operations. The contract will also see Sparrows support the decommissioning of three offshore installations including a floating production facility (FPF).

Stewart Mitchell, Sparrows CEO, says, “This renewal marks the continuation of a long-standing relationship with a major operator and its assets. We have a successful history of ensuring our lifting equipment and engineering services ensure operational safety and reliability and experience in the North Sea is one of our greatest strengths.”

“Lifting services are often at peak usage during decommissioning activity so the reliability of equipment is safety critical. Removing dismantled and eroded metal tonnage that has been stationed in the middle of the sea for decades requires high quality, assured engineering design and planning. We have the experience, strategic methodologies and technologies in place to implement the lifting activities required and we are excited for the opportunity to continue doing so in an efficient and sustained manner,” continues Mitchell.