Wood Group wins $40m ExxonMobil contract

Wood Group chief executive Robin Watson

Aberdeen-based oil and gas services giant Wood Group said it was awarded a $40 million contract by ExxonMobil Chemical to provide main automation contractor services for a polyethylene plant to be built in Beaumont, Texas.

Wood Group said it completed the front-end engineering design for the process control systems in 2015.

Wood Group is currently providing process control systems detailed engineering, procurement and fabrication services for ExxonMobil Chemical’s multi-billion dollar expansion project at the Baytown and Mont Belvieu plants near Houston.

Much of the work done for that job will be used for the new project, applying a “design-one, build-two concept that helps to reduce project costs and schedules.”

Robin Watson, chief executive of Wood Group, said: “Wood Group’s global experience delivering automation and control solutions for large-scale projects will help to ensure a safe, cost-effective and efficient process control solution for this new petrochemical facility.

“We look forward to continuing our long, successful history of executing notable projects with ExxonMobil Chemical.”