Wood $500m Azerbaijan deal creates 200 jobs

Aberdeen-based oil and gas services giant Wood  Group has won a $500 million five year contract with BP-operated projects to deliver services to eight platforms in offshore Azerbaijan, creating 200 jobs.

Wood Group PSN will provide engineering, procurement and construction management services under the contract, which has the option of two, two-year extensions.

Wood Group Kenny is already providing subsea engineering services to these eight platforms under a contract announced in October 2015, which also includes support of BP’s existing subsea infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico and the UK and Norwegian continental shelves.

David Buchan, PSN’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% of the workforce will be from the region with a focus on increasing local employment opportunities further, as the contract progresses.”

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