Sparrows lands Pemex crane gig

Sparrows Group has signed a five-year blanket order with Pemex to service 41 of its cranes situated on assets in four of the Mexican national oil company’s developments in the region.

As the original equipment manufacturer, the first cranes were delivered by Sparrows in the early 1990s to support production in the Kumaza (AS01-02), Abkatun (AS02-03), Litoral (AS02-04) de Tabasco and Cantarell (AS01-01) fields.

Mexico is currently the third largest oil producer in the Americas after the United States and Canada.

Sparrows said on Thursday it will supply specialist technical personnel and has already started essential maintenance, inspection and upgrading work.

The work will be supported by a team of Sparrows’ experienced engineers who specialize in mechanical, hydraulic, structural, automation, control, electrical and integrity disciplines.

In addition, the firm will also supply all certified OEM components from its dedicated international parts department in Houston, Texas.

Sparrows Group chief executive officer, Stewart Mitchell, said: “Sparrows cranes have been safely and reliably supporting Pemex’s operations for more than 25 years in the region.

“The 41 cranes owned by Pemex have provided a high-quality service throughout this time, allowing the national oil and gas organization to carry out essential lifting operations across four of its most productive field developments.”