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Wood Group awarded automation services contract

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Wood Group has been awarded a US$40 million contract by ExxonMobil Chemical to provide main automation contractor services, including detailed design and site construction of the process control systems, for a grassroots polyethylene plant to be built in Beaumont, Texas.

Wood Group completed the front end engineering design (FEED) 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 project will be used for this new project, applying a design-one, build-two concept that helps to reduce project costs and schedules.

Robin Watson, Chief Executive of Wood Group, noted, “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.”

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