FPSO Kwame Nkrumah

Sparrows to take care of cranes on Ghana FPSO

Engineering and maintenance services specialist Sparrows Group has secured a two-year contract to provide crane maintenance services onboard Tullow Oil’s FPSO Kwame Nkrumah (KNK) in Ghana.

Tullow Oil's FPSO Kwame Nkrumah; Source: Sparrows Group

The win follows a contract award in Angola earlier this year and expands Sparrows’ existing presence in the African region. Sparrows will be responsible for the maintenance, performance, and reliability of the main deck cranes installed and in operation onboard the FPSO KNK, as well as the delivery of deck technicians and core specialists, the company announced on Tuesday.

In addition, the organisation will oversee the project management, troubleshooting, equipment changeouts, and technical engineering support related to the crane maintenance services. Sparrows will also provide certification of cranes, lifting equipment, hoists and winches, and rigging loft inventory management services.

Stewart Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer at Sparrows, said: “Africa currently presents a lot of exciting opportunities and is a major player in the energy space, so gaining a further foothold and expanding our in-country experience here is key to Sparrows’ growth, as well as demonstrating our commitment to the region.”

In addition to work secured in Ghana and Angola, Sparrows has also recently been awarded an operations and maintenance project on a newly converted Mobile Offshore Production Unit (MOPU) offshore Gabon.