New North Sea player Chrysaor has awarded Sparrows Group a three-year crane management contract for the three assets it took ownership of from Shell.
The operator became the largest independent exploration and production company in the region following the $3 billion deal with the Anglo-Dutch supermajor earlier this year.
Sparrows will operate and maintain seven cranes across the Armada, Everest and Lomond gas platforms located 233 to 250km east of Aberdeen in the UK continental shelf (UKCS).
Sparrows has previously been involved in the same scope of work, having carried out duties over the past decade for BG and subsequently Shell on the three installations.
The Aberdeen-based firm will deliver offshore crane operations and maintenance, including the supply of rigging lofts and inspection services, as well as overseeing the onshore management of all crane maintenance strategies and related engineering scopes.
Sparrows chief executive officer, Stewart Mitchell, said: “We have a long and accomplished history working on these assets, having supported Shell and BG for a number of years. This award is testament to our team’s reputation for delivering results and our safe working practices.
“With our unrivalled knowledge of the existing platform cranes on the Armada, Everest and Lomond platforms, we look forward to supporting Chrysaor on these important Central North Sea developments and delivering all their crane maintenance requirements.”
Chrysaor currently has more than 400 staff working in the UKCS.