Aberdeen offshore engineering and equipment firm Sparrows Group has announced an eight-figure deal through a Chevron and ExxonMobil join venture based in Kazakhstan.
The contract, understood to be worth an eight-figure sum, will see the Bridge of Don firm provide specialist lifting inspection services for the Tengiz field in Kazakhstan’s low-lying wetlands.
Sparrows will conduct pre-mobilisation and annual inspections for mobile cranes, gantry cranes, forklifts and boom trucks.
It has secured the five-year contract with Tengizchevroil (TCO), a joint venture between Chevron, ExxonMobil, KazMunayGas and LukArco.
The deal will also see Sparrows extend its workforce beyond the 40 already assigned to the project – but bosses said last night it was “too early” to release a figure.
The Tengiz field is an onshore reservoir located in north-west Kazakhstan which is ranked as the world’s deepest producing supergiant oilfield.
It is also the largest single-trap producing reservoir globally.
Stewart Mitchell, chief executive officer at Sparrows said: “Having worked with TCO for 15 years we have a strong understanding of its inspection and maintenance requirements.
“We are delighted that the business continues to see the value we deliver, and this latest award would not be possible without our highly skilled and dedicated personnel.
“We have continued to see demand for our services increase in Kazakhstan as operators understand the long-term benefits strategic inspection and maintenance campaigns can deliver for their fields.
“We look forward to extending our relationship with TCO and working closely with the team to deliver operational and safety benefits to the Tengiz field over the next five years.”