UK Sparrows Wins Qatar Contract
UK Sparrows Group has secured a contract to manufacture three cranes for Qatargas’ North Field expansion project, it said February 19. It will deliver two of its EC750 cranes for installation on wellhead platforms, as well as an EC1000 crane for a riser platform (pictured above). It did not say what the contract was valued at.
The expansion project includes the development of four new LNG trains and eight wellhead platforms, where 80 new wells will be drilled.
The cranes, which will be manufactured to API specification 2C 7th edition, are expected to be completed in Q4 of this year. On delivery to Batam, Indonesia, where the platform topsides are being constructed, Sparrows will oversee installation and commissioning of the cranes.
Sparrows said the North Field expansion was a key project for the Middle East and would see Qatar's LNG production capacity increase by 43% upon completion. "We’re excited to be part of this key development in Qatar and look forward to working closely with Qatargas and McDermott," it said.
McDermott filed for Chapter 11 proceedings January 21, saying more than two-thirds of all its funded debt creditors supported its debt restructuring plan.
Sparrows employs about 300 people across the Middle East at its bases in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.