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Sparrows lands five-year contract renewal in North Sea

Oilfield services provider Sparrows Group has been awarded a five-year contract renewal with an unnamed UKCS operator 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.

Sparrows said on Wednesday that the contract renewal is worth an eight-figure sum.

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, said: “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”.