Wood Group wins GlaxoSmithKline contract

Wood Group chief executive Robin Watson

Aberdeen-based engineering giant Wood Group said it won a multi-million dollar contract supporting drug major GlaxoSmithKline in Germany.

Wood will provide GSK Vaccines GmbH (GSK), part of GlaxoSmithKline Group, with engineering, procurement and construction management services for a new biotech facility to be built in Marburg, Germany.

Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure Solutions business has already completed outline design for the facility, which will produce bulk recombinant proteins used in meningitis vaccines.

Completion of commissioning is scheduled for July 2019.

The contract builds on Wood’s 12-year relationship supporting GSK Vaccines GmbH across its global portfolio and is the second to be awarded under a five-year master agreement, signed in June 2016.

Wood CEO Robin Watson said: “This new contract recognises GSK’s confidence in our global capabilities and broad, innovative solutions, based on our strong track record of supporting them for over a decade in locations including Singapore, Belgium, Italy, France and Hungary.

“Our focus is applying our vast knowledge and expertise in designing and constructing vaccines facilities, to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of this significant project in Germany.

“We look forward to working in partnership with GSK on this contract, which is another significant step towards delivering our growth ambitions in the pharmaceuticals sector.”