Sparrows Secures Trio of Angolan Contract Renewals
Sparrows Group has secured one contract renewal and two extensions, worth a seven-figure sum, in Angola to support major operators in the deepwater region. The first award is a three-year renewal to continue with the planned and corrective maintenance of all lifting equipment used on four floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels in the country. This includes the maintenance of all pedestal, gantry, bow and riser cranes on the assets. In addition, Sparrows will undertake mechanical maintenance routines to support the FPSOs’ vessel class certifications. The additional two six-month contract extensions are for ongoing crane operations and maintenance with separate operators. Sparrows will deliver crane inspection, maintenance, testing and repair services. Both contracts expand long-term operator relationships where Sparrows has been delivering engineering expertise and rigour for more than 30 years.
The announcement follows the company’s re-location of its Angola base in Luanda to support its growing operations in Africa. The purpose-built 2,000m2 complex has a workshop, storage yard, training facilities and office space which has just been awarded authorised service centre status from leading global winch manufacturer Braden. As the only service centre in Africa the certification enables Sparrows to supply and deliver installation and repairs of all Paccar Winch’s Braden planetary hoist products.