Total E&P Congo awarded Sparrows Group and SPIE Oil & Gas Services a crane maintenance contract on the Moho Nord development, offshore West Africa, in the duo’s first joint delivery project.
Crane inspection. Image from Sparrows.
The scope of the work covers maintenance, inspection and testing services on five pedestal cranes on the development’s Likouf floating production unit (FPU) and tension leg platform (TLP) over three years.
Scheduled to start in Q3 2017, the project will be managed locally by SPIE, while Sparrows will deliver expert specialist technical personnel.
“We have operated successfully in West Africa for several years however this is the first significant contract we have secured in the Congo,” says Stewart Mitchell, chief executive officer at Sparrows. “Being able to grow our footprint into new areas was key in us choosing to partner with SPIE to deliver a service that provides clients with the highest standards in crane operations and maintenance.”
The contract involves the review of existing plans before the JV take on full maintenance responsibility. This includes inspection and testing of all cranes, with corrective maintenance and spare parts supplied where required.
The cranes supplied for the Moho Nord development TLP were manufactured by Sparrows at its US manufacturing facility.
In August last year, Sparrows agreed to a partnership with SPIE with an initial view to developing a collective service offering throughout Africa before expanding the scope globally.