Altrad Sparrows ventures into Papua New Guinea with ExxonMobil LNG contract

World Oil Staff November 21, 2023

(WO) — Sparrows Group (Sparrows), a global maintenance and engineering services specialist, has secured a significant contract to provide crane maintenance services for the ExxonMobil PNG LNG project.

This significant three-year contract, which includes a one-year extension option, marks Sparrows' first long-term venture into Papua New Guinea and continues the company's strategic expansion into the region.

Under the terms of the contract, Sparrows will deliver crane maintenance services including both planned maintenance and breakdown/repair services. Sparrows will play a vital role in the operational integrity of Exxon’s fleet of mobile cranes across its sites, including both the upstream Hides gas plant and downstream LNG facility, ensuring that crucial lifting equipment is consistently maintained to the highest standards. Additional overhead and engineering scopes may be required in the future.

Sparrows is dedicated to actively participating in the growth of the local workforce and will also develop PNG local technicians through their training and competency programs to provide the services under the contract, supporting the local community and contributing to the nation’s economic advancement in Papa New Guinea.

The contract was awarded through Altrad Cape, providing Sparrows the opportunity to leverage being part of the Altrad Group and utilize their established presence and expertise in the region. Australasia represents a strategic growth region for Sparrows, offering immense opportunities for collaboration in the LNG, onshore industrial, and offshore energy sectors.

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