Energy service giant Wood Group said yesterday it would create 100 jobs after winning a £24.5million contract in America.
The Aberdeen firm said its production-facility support division, Wood Group PSN, had agreed a five-year deal with Hess in the Gulf of Mexico to provide operations and maintenance services for the operator’s Baldplate production platform, as well as the Tubular Bells and Stampede installations when they start production.
Derek Blackwood, WGPSN’s president for the Americas, said: “We will recruit new employees to service this contract and are committed to developing a skilled and talented workforce.”
All the new jobs will be in the US.
The wife of Wood Group chairman Allister Langlands has sold shares in the business for more than £2million. Helen Langlands sold 250,000 shares at 846p each. She has retained around 184,300 Wood Group shares, while Mr Langlands holds just over 498,400.