The project, which will extend the life of the cranes for a further 15 to 20 years, will see the company refurbish, repair, upgrade, or replace all components and machinery. To reduce time and cost refurbishment of each crane is being undertaken on-site, with any major boom works being carried out at Sparrows’ workshop facility in Mumbai.
The contract will use all the company’s in-house engineering disciplines including structural, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, automation and control, and reliability teams.
All spare parts required for the project, including any new booms, will be manufactured at the Sparrows facility in Houston. Once final testing has taken place each crane will be recertified to the relevant industry standards.
Work is due to start this month, with completion expected by March 2020.