Global equipment and engineering services provider Sparrows Group has acquired Danish wind energy specialist Alpha Offshore Service. According to the Sparrows Group, the acquisition took place in a move to grow the company’s international footprint.The company already supplies capital equipment to the offshore and onshore wind energy industries, and believes the deal will strengthen its operations and maintenance capabilities in the sectors.Alpha Offshore will continue to be run under the same management as a separate entity within the company, Sparrows Group said.“Alpha Offshore is well-respected in the industry and they are a trusted supplier to a number of wind farm operators and turbine Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Their specialist in-depth 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,” Stewart Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer at Sparrows, said.The companies believe that Sparrows’ engineering and design capability in structural, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and reliability disciplines, combined with its global network, will enhance Alpha Offshore’s existing capability and international presence.Mikkel Lund, Chief Executive Officer at Alpha Offshore, said: “Being part of the larger Sparrows Group delivers many advantages for us and our customers as we look to expand into new regions. Their worldwide footprint and reputation gives us access to skilled technicians all over the globe and will provide many opportunities, particularly in the US and Asia. The synergies between both organisations allow us to support each other’s plans for diversification and geographical expansion.”In February, Sparrows Group signed a contract to supply 103 cranes for installation at the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm, which is the company’s largest renewable contract to date.
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