Sparrows to support lifting ops on ADMA-OPCO offshore platforms
- Business & Finance
Sparrows Group has won a five-year deal with Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) in the Middle East.
The company’s local partner, Abu Dhabi Oilfield Services, will see Sparrows Group providing the operations and maintenance support to all cranes and lifting equipment aboard offshore platforms and the Al Hyleh Barge in the UAE and Zirku Islands.
The agreement which covers ADMA-OPCO’s offshore installations – the Umm Shaif Super Complex, Zakum West Super Complex and the Zakum Central Super Complex – is initially a three year contract with the option for two one year extensions.
Stewart Mitchell, Sparrows Group chief executive officer, said: “We have established a strong and successful relationship with ADMA-OPCO since we began working together approximately 16 years ago. The work we have been contracted to do involves providing the total integrated management of cranes and other lifting equipment which optimises the performance and reliability of all safety critical lifting operations.
“As well as providing offshore personnel who are supported by our onshore staff in Abu Dhabi and worldwide we will be supplying preventative maintenance, repair and refurbishment, spare parts, and comprehensive technical support.”
“We have placed an emphasis on growing our presence in the Middle East and an important part of this involves building upon our existing contracts. Our strong reputation for quality and a client focussed delivery is proving to be particularly appealing to operators in the region.”
The firm has been expanding in the Middle East with bases in Abu Dhabi and Al Khor (Qatar), and recently opened new regional headquarters in Dubai.