An Aberdeen-headquartered global engineering firm has announced two multi-million pound solar energy deals in the US.
Wood, which has made a number of moves to diversify its business in recent years, has agreed two solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts from an American power and energy company worth almost £160 million.
The firm will deliver two major solar projects in the US state of Virginia with a combined output of 190 megawatts.
The first project is a 120-megawatt (MW) solar facility in Pittsylvania County, expected to be operational in 2022.
The second project covers a 70MW solar facility in Chesapeake and is expected to be operational in late 2021.
Both solar facilities further Virginia’s Clean Economy Act, passed on April 13, 2020, which mandates that the state’s electricity be 100% carbon-free by 2050.
Stephanie Cox, chief executive of Wood’s Asset Solutions Americas business, said: “These contracts build on a 10-year relationship with our client, for whom we’ve executed more than 40 projects.
“The awards are testament to our ability to maintain consistent project execution, deliver to accelerated construction schedules and bring forth a strong EPC proposition and skilled workforce to meet our client’s project goals.
“We are seeing an unstoppable momentum towards a lower-carbon energy environment and Wood is proud to partner with clients that are committed to investing in a sustainable energy future.”
Wood has undertaken over 200 solar projects across the globe, including 35GW of solar PV projects.