Sparrows Group and SPIE Oil & Gas Services have strengthened their existing service portfolios by signing a global agreement to work in collaboration to support the energy sector.
The deal will see the companies work together to initially deliver their collective service offering throughout Africa before they expand the scope of their collaboration globally.
SPIE Oil & Gas Services is one of the world’s leading technical services providers for the oil and gas industry; and is the general maintenance contractor for a number of offshore assets around the world.
Sparrows Group is the world’s market leading specialist in the area of cranes, lifting and mechanical handling, fluid power, and cable and pipe lay. The partnership will enable Sparrows Group to aid SPIE in delivering a comprehensive world-class service.
Stewart Mitchell, chief executive officer at Sparrows Group, said: “The synergy between our companies, which are both committed to excellence, will allow us to deliver an unrivalled technical competence in Africa. SPIE have an extensive footprint across Africa which will allow us to reach new customers who require the highest possible standards in crane operation and maintenance, lifting, mechanical handling, inspection, training, fluid power, and cable and pipe lay services.
“Our specialist expertise complements SPIE’s existing service portfolio and together we are confident that we can deliver seamless and cost effective services to our customers around the globe.”
Yves Compañy, managing director at SPIE Oil & Gas Services, said: “Our companies share the same performance, safety and responsibility values. Their expertise and delivery capabilities complement each other enabling us to propose unique packaged solutions to the oil and gas industry.
“Sparrows Group's internationally recognised expertise will bring a key added value to our SPIE Asset Support Solutions product line, and Global Maintenance Contracts. It will also enrich the extensive operator's local training programs we deliver.
“This strategic alliance will strongly benefit our customers willing to rely on a seamless local support with top international standards, to increase safety and integrity, extend lifetime and make the most out of their assets. Our matching geographical footprints mean we look forward to extending our services to a more global scale shortly.”
Adapted from a press release by David Bizley
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