Sparrows Group Wins Large Contract in UK’s Defence Sector
Engineering and maintenance services specialist Sparrows Group has secured a contract to support a dockyard in the south west of England, marking the company’s first large project in the defence sector. The deal will see Sparrows design, code, install, and test control system upgrades for seven dock cranes, which will significantly future proof the assets, ensuring the reliability and safety of operations at the base.
As part of the scope of work, the Programmable Logic Controller and Human Machine Interfaces software will be upgraded and all Variable Speed Drives will be replaced to address obsolescence issues. In addition, three of the cranes will also be given brand new crane cabs.
The project aligns with Sparrow’s diversification strategy which targets new industries for the business following its continued growth in the industrial, renewables and oil and gas sectors around the globe.