New BP contract safeguards 200 N. Sea jobs at Sparrows

BP's Clair Ridge platform
BP’s Clair Ridge platform

Sparrows Group has successfully retained its current North Sea mechanical handling and crane management contract with BP – extending  the working partnership between the two companies to over 50 years and safeguarding 200 on- and off-shore jobs in Aberdeen.

The contract sees the lifting and mechanical handling specialist operating and maintaining all 21 of BP’s pedestal cranes in the North Sea across eight assets. This includes the soon to be commissioned Clair Ridge platform and Glen Lyon FPSO.

The full scope of the contract covers the supply of crane operators and maintenance of the pedestal cranes as well as all other mechanical handling equipment which includes inspection, repair, refurbishment and spares management.

As part of the contract Sparrows also deliver training and engineering support for all lifting scopes which includes equipment change-outs and decommissioning activities.

Stewart Mitchell, Chief Executive of Sparrows, said: “To be involved as the new generation of platforms come online is hugely satisfying and underlines that there is a lot of life left in the North Sea. Over the years, we have together developed and implemented best working practices, with a true spirit of collaboration focused on performance and safety.”

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