Petroleum Africa: Sparrows Wins Angola Contract


Sparrows Group won a job with Total in Angola. The company signed a three-year contract to supply crane maintenance and engineering services at four of Total’s assets in the African country.

The agreement will see Sparrows implement planned maintenance routines as well as delivering all major preventative maintenance, and associated engineering for Total across its FPSO units in Block 17. A total of 14 cranes will be serviced as part of the work scope.

Sparrows has provided the services since 2010 where prior to that they delivered ad-hoc maintenance and design scopes related to the field for a number of years. The new deal will protect existing jobs in both Aberdeen and Angola as the company’s bases in both regions will work in collaboration on the project.

The maintenance will cover a total of four fields situated within the block including the Girassol, Dalia, Pazflor and CLOV FPSOs.

With facilities in Talatona and Malonga, Angola is the hub of Sparrows operations in Africa.

Block 17 currently produces around 600,000 bpd, one-third of Angola’s overall output.