Sparrows, a provider of engineering and maintenance services to the energy industry, has been awarded a contract by Chevron Australia to participate in the Gorgon and Wheat stone Natural gas projects.
Sparrows said Wednesday it would help the safety and reliability of Chevron’s onshore and offshore lifting operations by providing inspection and maintenance services for cranes and hoists.
“With the significant award, which marks Sparrows’ first major contract in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, the company will hire local staff including lifters, mechanical and electrical engineers, rope access, inspectors and crane supervisors,” Sparrows said without disclosing the value of the contract .
The company will be responsible for the routine inspection, maintenance and recertification of a wide variety of crane types at both facilities, including offshore pedestal, fixed rig, bridge, gantry and monorail cranes. Sparrows also deliver, inspect and maintain lifting and rigging equipment for operation.
Wheatstone and Gorgon, both operated by Chevron, are two of Australia’s major resource developments and are among the world’s largest natural gas projects.
Stewart Mitchell, Sparrows Chief Executive Officer, said, “Maintaining and inspecting production facilities like this is of the utmost importance to ensure the safety of critical lifting operations. Australia is a key region for us and, given the importance of liquefied natural gas as a fuel for the energy transition, it has enormous potential. We are currently working on several LNG plants across Australia and would like to offer our customers our specialized maintenance, repair, inspection and NDT services here.
“The Pilbara region is an important growth location for Sparrows and we look forward to investing in the local economy again by creating jobs in the region.”