Sparrows Group has appointed crane service and maintenance specialist Ginemex as its authorized service center in Mexico.
Sparrows said on Tuesday that the partnership would support the company in meeting the requirements of an existing contract with state-oil company Pemex for servicing and parts provision which covers more than 60 offshore cranes.
As the original equipment manufacturer of the cranes, Sparrows will carry out competence assessments and any required training to Ginemex technicians who will conduct all maintenance work locally. Engineering support will be provided by Sparrows’ multi-discipline team in Houston.
Sparrows expects to gain a significant parts order for the cranes being serviced. The work scope under the Ginemex contract is expected to begin in the coming months.
Stewart Mitchell, Sparrows’ CEO, said: “Having Ginemex acting as our authorized service center in Mexico is a huge boost to our operations in North America. Our team in Houston will be working with colleagues at Ginemex to ensure all the cranes are maintained to OEM standards.”
Roberto Santillana, owner of Ginemex, said: “Our local presence and knowledge of the crane market in Mexico allows us to deliver confidence to Pemex and other clients regarding the safety and reliability of their Sparrows OEM equipment.”