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Six Year Deal for Wood

Posted on May 18, 2009

Wood Group’s Gas Turbine Services division has secured a six-year operations and maintenance contract with East Texas Electric Cooperative for its San Jacinto and Hardin Generating facilities. The new contract follows a turnkey project that was awarded to Wood Group GTS in 2008 for the construction and commissioning of both generating facilities which are owned by ETEC. The O&M contract for both the facilities is valued at USD $13.9 million raising the total value of contracts with ETEC to approximately USD $80 million.

The O&M contract includes full care, custody and control of four General Electric Frame 7EA gas turbine generators operating in the two simple-cycle combustion turbine generating facilities. Each of the facilities, which are located 60 miles apart in San Jacinto and Hardin Counties, Texas, USA, consists of two General Electric Frame 7EA combustion turbine generators, which have a nominal rating of 75 MW per unit.

The San Jacinto County facility is expected to commence operations in the third quarter of 2009 and the Hardin County facility is expected to be placed on line during the fourth quarter. The Hardin County facility has been designed to allow remote operation from the San Jacinto County control room. The facilities will provide power to ETEC's members and will enhance the reliability of power in the East Texas region, Wood Group said.

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