Sparrows and INNOVO Join Forces

Sparrows Group’s tensioner

Sparrows Group and INNOVO have partnered to provide the offshore industry with the fully electric-drive flexible cable and pipelay system for rental.

As part of the agreement INNOVO’s electric drive 700 Te multi-reel drive system will be rented alongside Sparrows Group’s electric drive tensioners as a fully packaged lay system.

Stewart Mitchell, chief executive officer at Sparrows Group, said: “Combining an electric tensioner with an electric reel drive means we can offer the market a uniquely sophisticated system that delivers greater control and therefore better precision and accuracy than traditional hydraulic drive appliances which can dramatically reduce the risk of damage to the product. Both pieces of equipment are fitted with the same control systems, allowing easy system synchronisation which also improves the control of lay operations.”

Stefano Malagodi, managing director of INNOVO, said: “In partnering with the market leader in tensioners we are bringing together a wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of specialist back deck equipment. The full lay system package is easily delivered anywhere in the world and with our 700 Te reel drive system on its way to Aberdeen just now it will soon be available for immediate mobilisation in the North Sea.”

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