Sparrows Group Strengthens Middle East Operations
October, 25th 2017
Sparrows Group by securing two crane contracts with Dubai Petroleum has strengthened its position in the Middle East. One will be used for maintenance services and the other for the delivery of rental cranes.
The first contract which is for five-years crane maintenance services covers 76 cranes across all of Dubai Petroleum’s offshore fields.
Sparrows will provide engineering and maintenance support for all cranes and associated systems and deliver a maintenance strategy, with technical personnel working on-site including a dedicated crane operator instructor.
Sparrows had previously held this contract for 14 years until earlier this year.
A new three-year agreement which is the second contract signed by them is the provision of rental cranes to support Dubai Petroleum’s well intervention activities. The company will provide modular temporary cranes and all associated equipment, including skidding systems.
The company’s specialist engineering personnel will support the commissioning, operations and decommissioning of the cranes. This includes the delivery of installation plans and post set up structural assessments, as well as preventive maintenance programmes to maximise reliability and ensure safety.
The cranes will be supplied with a variety of boom sections which will help them to easily modify the suit to different lifting requirements across Dubai Petroleum’s offshore operations.
Stewart Mitchell, Sparrows chief executive officer, said: “Sparrows has a successful history with Dubai Petroleum, having worked with the operator for a number of years.
“It’s great to be able to get back to work on the maintenance contract and the addition of the new crane rental project is a testament to our team’s experience, knowledge, and skills. We look forward to continuing to implement the high quality and safety standards we are recognized for across Dubai Petroleum’s assets.”