Energy service giant Wood Group has been presented with Scotland’s top engineering accolade.
Accepting the Scottish Engineering Award at an industry dinner in Glasgow last night, Robin Watson, UK managing director of subsidiary Wood Group PSN, said: “Our success is down to our people, who have a vast reservoir of engineering know-how, project management skills and high expertise in performance contracting.”
It is the third time that Wood Group has won the award, having done so in 1998 and again in 2003.
The latest accolade came on the back of a strong performance by the group last year; total revenue rose by 20% to £3.85billion, boosted by the £606million acquisition of PSN.
Pre-tax profits from continuing operations rose by 62.7% to £160million.
Scottish Engineering President’s Awards for outstanding achievement were presented to Alexander Dennis, Bridge of Weir Leather Company, Clansman Dynamics, Howden Compressors, Peak Scientific Instruments, Penman Engineering and Weir Group.
An award honouring the achievements of a young graduate engineer went to Graham Smyth, of Fife firm McDonald Engineers.
o Wood Group subsidiary JP Kenny Norway has signed a front-end engineering design contract, worth £5.7million, with Norske Shell.