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Dec 12, 2018
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Wood has been awarded a contract to deliver engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services on a reimbursable basis for a plastics manufacturing facility on the U.S. Gulf Coast. 

The five-year contract will see Wood deliver EPC services for key infrastructure to support the plastics facility, including a world-class ethane steam cracker unit, feeding a monoethylene glycol unit and two polyethylene units.

The construction of the plant is contingent on receipt of environmental permits. Work is set to be completed in late 2021.

Andrew Stewart, CEO of Wood's Asset Solutions Americas business, said: "This is a strategic and significant contract to Wood. We have invested significantly in establishing best in class EPC services and in developing our chemicals expertise. This contract serves to underline the return on that investment.” 

The contract, which is already underway, is one of the largest contracts in Wood's Americas business, and will see around 1,100 employees deployed during peak construction.