Sparrow lands UK North Sea deck services gig with BP

Sparrows Group has won its first contract with BP for deck operation services in the UK North Sea.

Worth noting, this is not the first Sparrows’ contract with BP in general, but the first of this kind. Namely, Sparrow’s already has an existing long-term relationship with BP to become a single point of contact for all lifting and handling operations across its Andrew, Clair Ridge, ETAP and Glen Lyon platforms in the UKCS.

Under an existing agreement, which was renewed in 2015, Sparrows has been providing crane maintenance and operations services to BP in the North Sea for over 45 years, Sparrows said.

As for the deck operation services contract announced Wednesday, Sparrows’ deck crew will fulfill multiple roles including load handler and banksman/slinger to support lifting operations and carry out bulk handling and management of all cargo on the assets. In addition, the crew will undertake helideck and emergency response functions as necessary.

Stewart Mitchell, chief executive officer of Sparrows said: “We have successfully delivered deck operations for over 15 years’ on FPSOs and platforms in African waters, including for BP Angola on the Plutonio and PSVM. This award demonstrates the strong relationship we have with BP globally and our previous experience will be key in executing these first contracts in the UKCS.”

“Having worked with BP for a number of years providing crane maintenance and operations we have an unrivaled knowledge of the assets, enabling us to provide a consistency of service across both contract scopes. Extending our services to deck operations is a natural progression for us and gives our clients confidence that all safety-critical lifting and handling operations will be managed by one specialist contractor.”

Sparrows did not disclose the financial details fo the contract with BP.

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