Wood wins £26million pipeline contract

Wood will construct a new 28-mile pipeline
Wood will construct a new 28-mile pipeline

Aberdeen-headquartered Wood has won a £26million contract to construct a natural gas pipeline in the United States,

The energy services firm will construct a 28-mile pipeline, carrying gas from Pennsylvania to Ohio.

The work on the Risberg pipeline is underway and is expected t be completed in summer this year.

It will connect to around 32 miles of existing pipeline originating Meadville, Pennsylvania heading northwest to a new meter station in Ohio which Wood will also construct.

Around 16 miles of the line will be in Pennsylvania and 12 miles in Ohio.

Andrew Stewart, CEO of Wood’s Asset Solutions Americas business, said: “We’re delighted to be playing a key role in this strategic project, helping to support the supply of domestic energy to Northeast Ohio communities and industries who have had limited access to natural gas sources.

“This award strengthens our leading position in the North America market, where we have the largest and most vertically integrated pipeline project offering.

“We will fully leverage our broad capability to deliver this project, bringing together the strength of Wood’s expertise to maximize value for our customer.

“Wood provided the initial technical, environmental consulting and engineering services on this project.

“We now look forward to progressing that support to the construction phase.”

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