Global specialist equipment and built-in engineering services firm, Sparrows Group, has reinforced its position in Saudi Arabia after procuring vendor approval status from the national oil firm, Saudi Aramco.
The approval permits recently formed a local entity, Sparrows Saudi Arabia LLC, to ship its full portfolio of companies to Saudi Aramco together with drilling and lifting tools examination and overhaul, specialist inspection, Dropped Objects Prevention Scheme – DROPS surveys, mechanical dealing with and engineering support.
The enterprise can even switch its information and experience to the local workforce via its globally acknowledged crane operator, lifting, and fluid power training courses.
Chief executive officer of Sparrows, Stewart Mitchell, stated: “Saudi Arabia holds around 18% of the world’s confirmed petroleum reserves and is the biggest exporter of hydrocarbons. As the nationwide oil company, Saudi Aramco is vital to our progress within the area and securing vendor approval status is a crucial milestone for us. It opens up the extensive supply chain in the Kingdom and offers significant development opportunities for Sparrows in-nation.
“We’re committed to the event and training of Saudi Arabian residents in support of the in Kingdom Complete Worth Add (IKTVA) program and have recently employed local personnel to support our operations.
“There’s a strong demand for our specialist companies to help the high level of activity in Saudi Arabia, and our native enterprise is ideally positioned to supply this. We look ahead to constructing a robust working relationship with Saudi Aramco and the wider local market.”
The corporate has been active within the region since 2015 and was granted commercial registration to function in Saudi Arabia in August last year. Since then, they’ve established offices and workshop facilities in the Kingdom.
As a part of the method, its Houston-based manufacturing facility grew to become accredited in 2017 as a supplier for offshore pedestal cranes for Saudi Aramco.