CNR Hires Sparrows for Crane Maintenance in West Africa

Sparrows has signed a contract with CNR International in Cote d’Ivoire (CDI) and Gabon, for the provision of crane maintenance and training.

Crane maintenance and training will be provided on board CNR’s Espoir Field west and east wellhead towers in CDI.

The Gabon contract covers crane maintenance on board the Olowi Field A, B and D wellhead platforms and the Conductor Supported Platform.

The contract will run for three years and has the option of two one-year extensions.

Initial surveys in both CDI and Gabon have been taking place during January and February. Upon completion of the initial surveys, Sparrows staff will compile planned maintenance routines and will visit each asset on a quarterly basis.

The west crane on the west wellhead tower in CDI has been removed and is due to be refurbished and function tested onshore during 2013 at CNR’s CDI base. Sparrows have been asked to design an onshore support structure to support the crane while it is onshore.

Once the west crane has been refurbished and reinstalled, the east crane will be removed and refurbished onshore.

Day to day management of both contracts will be the responsibility of contract support engineer for Africa, Lee Clark.

Steve Swanson, business manager Africa, said: “We are continuing to enjoy a great deal of success with new business contracts in Africa. Our enviable track record and reputation for providing the highest level of service is well known and makes us an attractive organisation to work with.

“The CNR deal builds on our recent successes in the region and we hope it will prove successful for all parties involved.”

Offshore Energy Today Staff, April 10, 2013

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