Sparrows Group scoops Angola crane maintenance gig from Total

UK’s offshore crane services specialist Sparrows Group has signed a three-year contract with Total to supply crane maintenance and engineering services at four of the company’s assets in Angola.

Sparrows said that the agreement would see the company implement planned maintenance routines as well as delivering all major preventative maintenance, and associated engineering for Total across its floating production storage offloading (FPSO) units in Block 17.

The maintenance would cover a total of four fields situated within the block including the Girassol, Dalia, Pazflor, and CLOV FPSOs and 14 cranes would be serviced as part of the work scope.

The crane specialist has provided the services since 2010 as well as ad-hoc maintenance and design scopes related to the field for several years before 2010.

The new deal will protect existing jobs in both Aberdeen and Angola as the company’s bases in both regions will work in collaboration on the project.

Stewart Mitchell, Sparrows CEO, said: “Having established a strong track record with Total focused on safety and reliability, the contract is a testament to the high quality services provided by our teams in Aberdeen and Angola and we look forward to continuing this partnership for years to come.

“Angola continues to be an area of growth for Sparrows. We are experiencing a strong demand in Africa for companies that can demonstrate high quality knowledge and skills with a focus on reliability.”

It is worth noting that Block 17 off Angola currently produces around 600,000 barrels of oil per day, a third of Angola’s overall output.

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