Photo: Sparrows inspector undertaking NDT inspection; Source: Sparrows

Mystery operator puts Sparrows in charge of inspection on UK assets

Provider of engineering and maintenance solutions Sparrows Group has secured a five-year contract with “a major UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) operator” to provide inspection services across all its assets in the region. 

Sparrows said on Wednesday that the project also has two one-year extension options.

It will see Sparrows responsible for fixed lifting equipment and lifting accessories across the unnamed operator’s 11 assets in the region.  

The work scope covers the inspection and thorough examination of loose and fixed lifting and safety equipment, including runway beams, padeyes, personnel descent device stations, and accessories.

The work will be delivered from the company’s base in Aberdeen. 

Technical support will also be provided by Sparrows, involving the management and execution of safe lifting operations on-site, as well as advice on lifting plans, procedures and relevant legislation and guidance. 

Stewart Mitchell, chief executive officer of Sparrows said: “We have worked on this operator’s assets for a number of years, delivering crane management services on several UKCS platforms, so have a strong understanding of their working practices. This new contract will see us working across additional assets in the North Sea and we look forward to delivering our extensive technical expertise in inspection and maintenance across their entire portfolio”.

Mitchell added: “While we have been making significant strides in the renewable and onshore industrial markets, the North Sea remains a core area in the business”.