Wood Group GTS awarded solar power plant center-line construction project by ARB

HOUSTON, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group GTS has secured a $2M contract for the installation of two GE A-14 steam turbines and related generating equipment at the Mojave Solar Project, San Bernardino County, California.

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The 250MW Mojave Solar Project is one of several large-scale renewable energy initiatives that will enable the state of California to secure one-third of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020. Under this contract Wood Group GTS is responsible for equipment installation, including precision alignment of the 'center-line' between steam turbine and  turbo-generator. Completion of this crucial task will ensure smooth start-up of the power plant and minimize risk associated with the operation of high-speed rotating equipment.

In addition, Wood Group GTS will perform final connection of essential services for successful operation of each turbine, rechecking all critical dimensions during the start-up and commissioning phase of both units.    

"Mojave Solar is a high-profile project for ARB and California. We depend on the support of reliable partners to ensure timely delivery of the construction phase. We value our long-term relationship with Wood Group GTS and are confident of their ability to meet project deadlines," said Tim Healy president, ARB Inc.

Rob Duby, president  of Wood Group GTS Field Services Inc., said, "We have established a strong working relationship with ARB and have collaborated with them on multiple projects. This is a fast-track construction, so our track record and ability to meet key performance criteria were key factors in this latest award."

Note to Editors
Wood Group GTS is a leading independent provider of rotating equipment services and solutions for clients in the power and oil & gas markets. Worldwide, these services include: power plant engineering, procurement and construction; facility operations & maintenance; repair & overhaul, optimisation and upgrades of gas and steam turbines, pumps, compressors and other high-speed rotating equipment. www.woodgroupgts.com

Wood Group is an international energy services company with around $7bn sales, employing around 43,000 people worldwide and operating in 50 countries. The Group has three businesses – Wood Group Engineering, Wood Group PSN and Wood Group GTS – 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. www.woodgroup.com

ARB Inc is a publicly traded company on NASDAQ (PRIM). Founded in 1946 in Bakersfield, California, the company has grown organically and through acquisition to become one of the largest specialty contractors in the United States. Initially specialising in pipeline construction, ARB has diversified its business operations through expanding into engineering, industrial, underground, structural and power generation activities. www.arbinc.com

SOURCE Wood Group GTS



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