Sparrows Group, the engineering and maintenance services specialist for the global energy and industrial sectors, has secured a new 5-year contract with a major oil and gas operator to deliver crane services for seven of its onshore and offshore assets in North America, accelerating the business’ growth trajectory in the US.
The seven-figure deal will see Sparrows’ Houston team deliver crane inspection, maintenance, testing and repair services at two onshore facilities and a platform in the Gulf of Mexico. In addition, the contract encompasses an onshore processing facility project and three offshore assets in California. The company will deliver services across a wide range of crane types including pedestal, kingpost, mobile, overhead, davit, monorail, and gantry cranes.
The project marks another milestone on Sparrows’ long history with the operator, which saw the company most recently deliver a rental crane to support the operator’s three-year decommissioning operation in the Gulf of Mexico.
Stewart Mitchell, Sparrows CEO, says, “This contract is an indication of the high-quality work our experienced personnel consistently deliver and of the strong relationship we have built with this operator in the US. We have a clear understanding of the organisation’s requirements and our specialist teams are ideally suited to support across the variety of reliable crane types and assets involved.”
The contract follows Sparrows’ recent success in the US industrial market, including securing service centre status and distributor agreements with key equipment specialists such as Dana Brevini and SKF. In the last 12 months, the company has delivered several contracts across automotive plants, salt mines and paper mills.
Mitchell adds, “The US has been a key focus for us as our robust growth strategy incorporates the oil and gas market as well as industrial and renewables. Safety critical equipment is essential to the ongoing safe operation of any asset and as the US begins to ramp up activity across the energy and industrial sectors, we recognise the importance of maintaining continuous operations.”