Wood Group wins ‘multi-million’ deal in Kazakhstan

Energy services firm Wood Group has won a “multi-million” dollar contract in Kazakhstan with US civil engineering outfit Bechtel.

Wood Group Mustang chief executive Michele McNichol

The Aberdeen-based firm said the deal covers engineering, control hardware and remote instrument enclosures for the Tengizchevroil (TCO) crude storage capacity project at the Tengiz field.

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Michele McNichol, chief executive of Wood Group’s Mustang division, said: “We are combining the expertise and capabilities of our automation and controls personnel in the UK, US and Argentina to design and deliver a cost-effective solution that meets TCO’s needs.”

Wood Group yesterday said it was promoting chief operating officer Robin Watson to the role of chief executive following Bob Keiller’s decision to retire at the end of the year. The firm said Watson’s appointment “represents a natural evolution in the group’s leadership”.