Sparrows scoops crane management deal with Repsol Sinopec

UK’s offshore crane services specialist Sparrows Group has secured a three-year contract with Repsol Sinopec Resources UK to provide crane management services on its North Sea operating assets.

Sparrows said on Tuesday that it would deliver crane operations and maintenance services across ten of the operator’s assets in the region.

Transfer of the contract to Sparrows will take place in March when the company will begin the delivery of operation, maintenance, engineering, and inspection services to ensure the reliability and safety of 38 cranes.

The scope also includes development and implementation of planned maintenance routines, as well as undertaking planning and risk assessment for all lifting operations.

Sparrows will oversee all onshore support from its Aberdeen headquarters, including technical and safety audits, and repair and refurbishment work as required.

Repsol Sinopec currently has interests in 52 fields in the UK Continental Shelf and operates 41 of them. It also has 11 offshore installations and two onshore terminals at Flotta and Nigg.

Stewart Mitchell, CEO of Sparrows, said: “We have previously supported crane operations and maintenance programs for the 20 pedestal and 18 gantry cranes on these installations now owned by Repsol Sinopec, and we’re pleased to be working on them again.”

Sparrows also recently announced a new five-year maintenance contract with Premier Oil across two of its North Sea assets.