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Wood Group wins $500m BP contract, creates 200 jobs

April 28, 2016
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Wood Group has won a $500million contract with BP operated projects offshore Azerbaijan creating 200 new positions.

The company said Wood Group PSN would provide engineering, procurement and construction management services under the deal.

A number of positions will be created on platforms including Chrirag and Central Azeri.

The move builds on Wood Group’s continued support of BP-operated projects offshore Azerbaijan

David Buchan, WGPSN’s eastern region managing director, said: “Wood Group has a 40 year history of working with BP across their global assets and this new contract award is reflective of the strong relationship we maintain with this key client, built on collaboration and continued excellence and assurance in our service delivery.

“Our focus is on leveraging our knowledge across this portfolio of assets and our expertise in engineering, procurement and construction, to ensure their efficient, effective and safe productivity.

“We are committed to hiring and developing local personnel, building partnerships and supporting supply chain companies in the communities where we operate.

“This is reflected on this contract where more than 50 per cent of the workforce will be from the region with a focus on increasing local employment opportunities further, as the contract progresses.”

By Niamh Forrest

Source: Energy Voice

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