North Sea contractor Sparrows swoops for Danish renewables acquisition

Stewart Mitchell (left), Sparrows Group, with Mikkel Lund (Alpha Offshore).
Stewart Mitchell (left), Sparrows Group, with Mikkel Lund (Alpha Offshore).

North Sea oil and gas contractor Sparrows Group has acquired Denmark’s wind energy specialist Alpha Offshore Service to boost its capabilities in renewable energy asset maintenance markets.

Alpha Offshore will continue to be run under the same management as a separate entity within the Sparrows Group.

Alpha Offshore provides engineering personnel and inspection services to the energy industry, specialising in the delivery of operations and maintenance, and supervisory and commissioning services to onshore and offshore wind developments.

Earlier this year, Sparrows announced its largest renewables contract to date with the supply of 103 turbine platform cranes for the East Anglia-1 offshore wind farm.

Stewart Mitchell, chief executive, Sparrows Group, said: “We expect demand for offshore wind farm services to continue to grow as wind developments age and equipment warranty periods expire.”

Meanwhile, in further and ongoing market consolidation across the ageing North Sea oil basin, Centrica and Norway’s Bayerngas have merged their exploration business to launch a new joint venture – called Spirit Energy.

12 Dec 2017

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