Sparrows Group has been awarded a three-and- a-half-year extension to its inspection services contract for Stena Drilling’s global fleet of drilling vessels. The contract scope includes carrying out LOLER lifting gear surveys, potential dropped objects surveys, cargo carrying unit (CCU) and nondestructive testing (NDT) inspections as well as rig specific maintenance. As well as an extension to the contract, the scope has also been expanded to cover Stena’s entire fleet of seven vessels, including the Stena Don in Norway. Initially awarded until the end of 2017, the extension will see Sparrows deliver the inspection service provision until the end of 2020 and marks over ten years of Sparrows holding the contract.

Stewart Mitchell, chief executive officer of Sparrows Group, said: “Effective inspection and maintenance routines are essential to guarantee the safe and reliable operation of critical equipment and avoid unnecessary downtime. Our inspection team’s experience and reliability will ensure continuity and integrity across Stena’s global fleet.”