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Wood wins contract for US Gulf Coast plastic manufacturing plant

Oil and gas services provider John Wood Group PLC announced Dec. 12 that it was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract for a plastic manufacturing plant on the U.S. Gulf Coast by an unnamed company.

The Houston-based company said construction will start after receiving environmental permits, and it expects to complete the project by late 2021.

Wood's work on the project includes an ethane steam cracker unit feeding a monoethylene glycol unit and two polyethylene units.

Wood said the five-year contract is one of the largest contracts in Wood's Americas business and will involve approximately 1,100 employees at the project's peak, but provided no financial details.

Earlier this month, the company was awarded a US$43 million contract by an unnamed midstream company to build an 80-mile steel pipeline in West Texas.

Year-to-date through October, Wood announced it had secured an approximately $250 million in midstream-sector contracts across the U.S.