BP has extended Sparrows Group’s contract to operate and maintain its pedestal cranes across eight North Sea assets
The mechanical handling and crane management contract includes supply of crane operators, maintenance of 21 pedestal cranes and all other mechanical handling equipment, with includes inspection, repair, refurbishment and spares management.
Among the assets included in the package are BP’s Clair Ridge platform and Glen Lyon FPSO, which are due for commission soon.
As part of its contract Sparrows will also deliver training and engineering support for all lifting scopes including equipment change-outs and decommissioning activities.
We have built an enduring relationship with them, which began in the very early years of the North Sea, based firmly on true partnership
Stewart Mitchell, chief executive officer, Sparrows Group
Stewart Mitchell, chief executive officer of Sparrows Group, said: “To be involved as the new generation of platforms come online is hugely satisfying and underlines that there is a lot of life left in the North Sea.
“Over the years, we have together developed and implemented best working practices, with a true spirit of collaboration focused on performance and safety.”
The latest agreement means that Sparrows’ contractual relationship with BP will be extended to more than 50 years.
Sparrows first began work for BP in June 1975 when it supplied crane operators to the Forties Alpha and Charlie platforms.
Mitchell remarked: “Reaching this impressive milestone with BP is something we are very proud of. We have built an enduring relationship with them, which began in the very early years of the North Sea, based firmly on true partnership."