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Wood Group Signs Term Maintenance Agreement With Delta Energy B.V, Netherlands

Wood Group The Gas Turbine Services division (GTS) of John Wood Group PLC has been awarded a term maintenance contract by Delta Energy B.V., for service and maintenance of three Solar® Taurus® 60 gas turbines generators and accessories at the Kruiningen Power Station in the province of Zeeland of the Netherlands.

Delta, which owns and operates the power plant within Lamb Weston Meijer's power station, required an independent service provider like Wood Group to offer cost-effective and flexible maintenance solutions for their Solar® gas turbines. The initial maintenance contract is for a period of 18 months, with the option to extend the contract for 10 years commencing in 2010, and is valued at US $7.0 million.

Graham McKirdy, Regional Sales Director for Wood Group Gas Turbine Services, said, "This is a significant win for Wood Group as it represents our first contract in Europe for Solar® Turbines within a Turbomach package. We believe this will be a catalyst for further work in the European market."

Mr. Frans Hoogesteger, Plant Manager, Delta Energy B.V., said, "Wood Group provides flexibility in their contract terms and conditions, and a reliable and cost-effective service. Total capabilities, proximity of technical assistance and independence from the OEM were the primary factors in awarding the contract to Wood Group."

Delta Energy B.V. is a Dutch independent multi-utility company, in the south-west of the Netherlands with around 1500 employees and sales of approximately $ 1,300 m.

Posted 10/02/09

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