Sparrows Group acquires wind energy specialist Alpha Offshore Service
Sparrows Group has enhanced its position in the renewables sector with the acquisition of Danish wind energy specialist Alpha Offshore Service.
The deal significantly strengthens the group’s operations and maintenance capabilities in the sector.
Alpha Offshore provides engineering personnel and inspection services to the wind energy industry, specialising in the delivery of operations and maintenance, and supervisory and commissioning services to onshore and offshore wind developments.
The company will continue to be run under the same management as a separate entity within Sparrows Group, ensuring operational consistency while also providing them with access to a wider pool of expertise and resources.
Sparrows said its engineering and design capability in structural, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and reliability disciplines, combined with its extensive global network will enhance Alpha’s existing capability and international presence. In addition to renewables, the acquisition bolsters the diversity of Sparrows’ existing technical capability across the offshore oil and gas and industrial sectors.
Sparrows chief executive Stewart Mitchell said “Alpha Offshore is well-respected in the industry and they are a trusted supplier to a number of windfarm operators and turbine OEMs. Their specialist indepth knowledge and experience of in-demand services such as blade and turbine generator repairs, inspections and upgrades makes them a valuable addition to our group. We expect demand for their services to continue to grow as wind developments age and equipment warranty periods expire.”
In February, Sparrows announced its largest renewables contract to date with the supply of 103 turbine platform cranes for the East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm.