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Wood Group GTS Signs Operations & Maintenance Agreement in Australia

Wood Group Wood Group GTS has signed a five-year Operations & Maintenance (O&M) agreement with Australia's largest gold producer, Newcrest Mining Limited (Newcrest). Under the contract, Wood Group GTS will provide mobilisation and complete care, custody and control services for the primary and secondary power stations at Newcrest's Telfer Gold Mine, located in the Pilbara district of Western Australia.

The primary plant is a 138-megawatt dual fuel (natural gas/diesel) fired electric generation facility consisting of three GE LM6000 PC gas turbines. The secondary plant is a 13-megawatt single fuel (diesel) fired electric generation facility containing six reciprocating diesel engines.

"The power facilities at Telfer Gold Mine are dedicated to supporting our operations and related activities at Telfer. Reliable, continuous power supply is critical to operations at Telfer" said Glenn Ingram (Group Manager, Asset Management) of Newcrest. "We look forward to working with Wood Group GTS."

Frank Avery from Wood Group GTS said:

"This is a landmark contract for Wood Group GTS in Australia and we are delighted to be the first non-OEM power contractor appointed by Newcrest. This is a result of our focus on the improvement of asset efficiency and reliability, through best practice operations and maintenance procedures applied at various facilities around the globe."

Published 17/03/2011

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Wood Group GTS is a leading independent provider of services and solutions for clients in the power, oil & gas and renewable energy markets. Worldwide, these services include; power plant engineering, procurement and construction management, facility operations & maintenance, repair & overhaul of gas, wind and steam turbines, pumps, compressors and other high-speed rotating equipment.

Wood Group Group is an international energy services company with approximately $5.0bn sales, employing more than 29,000 people worldwide and operating in 50 countries. The Group has three businesses – Engineering & Production Facilities, Well Support, and Gas Turbine Services – providing a range of engineering, production support, maintenance management and industrial gas turbine overhaul and repair services to the oil & gas, and power generation industries worldwide.

Newcrest Mining Limited is Australia's largest gold producer and one of the world's top 5 gold mining companies by production, reserves and market capitalisation.

Newcrest has a portfolio of low cost, long life operating mines, a strong pipeline of growth projects and highly prospective brown and greenfield exploration projects. The company has a substantial reserve and resource base combined with a long reserve life. Following completion of Newcrest's merger with Lihir Gold Limited in 2010, it had gold reserves of 77Moz and copper reserves of 7.9Mt and gold resources of 136Moz and copper resources of 17.2Mt.

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