Wood Group secures solar deals worth $200m in US


Aberdeen-based Wood, the engineering and consulting company, has actually secured 2 solar engineering, procurement and building contracts from an American power and energy company worth more than $200 million.

Wood was selected following a competitive tender process and will be accountable for delivering two major solar tasks in Virginia with a combined output of 190 megawatts.

Both build on the goals of the Virginia's Clean Economy Act, handed down April 13, which mandates that the state's electricity be 100% carbon-free by 2050.

Stephanie Cox, CEO of Wood's Asset Solutions Americas service, stated: "These contracts build on a 10-year relationship with our customer, for whom we've carried out more than 40 tasks.

" We are seeing an unstoppable momentum towards a lower-carbon energy environment and Wood is proud to partner with clients that are committed to investing in a sustainable energy future."

These awards follow a series of other current agreement wins consisting of $100 million of onshore wind jobs, that will see Wood's US renewables service double in size in 2020.

To date, Wood has actually provided over 200 solar jobs across the globe, consisting of 35GW of solar PV tasks. In addition to its substantial engineering, procurement and construction performance history, Wood has actually supplied advisory solutions for over 13 years and industrialized world leading guidelines for the renewables sector, consisting of the IFC solar guidebook.

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