Wood Group has acquired Kelchner Inc, a privately-owned US-based provider of construction and energy field services.
The move will bolster Wood Group’s midstream and upstream business in the Marcellus and Utica shale basins.
Kelchner will operate within the onshore business of Wood Group PSN Americas.
The firm, which is headquartered in Springboro, Ohio, provides compressor and metering stations, civil work, fabrication, roustabout and well pad and roadway construction services.
Last year, Kelchner posted a sales book of $93million.
Dave Stewart, Wood Group PSN chief executive, said: “The acquisition of Kelchner adds to Wood Group’s geographical footprint in the major US shale regions, extending our presence to Marcellus and Utica, where we will leverage Kelchner’s 65 years of expertise to enhance our client service provision.
“Kelchner’s construction and energy services strongly complement Wood Group’s engineering capabilities, positioning both companies well for continued success in the region.”