HOUSTON, October 11, 2010 - Wood Group GTS has received an engineering,
procurement and construction (EPC) contract, valued at approximately $152
million, from GWF Energy LLC (GWF) to construct and commission the conversion
of the Tracy Peaker Plant in Tracy, California.
GWF is converting the Tracy Peaker Project to a combined cycle facility in
support of a new power purchase agreement with Pacific Gas & Electric Company.
The project will convert the existing facility, which consists of two General
Electric Frame 7EA gas turbine generators, to combined cycle operation through
the turnkey design and installation of two heat recovery steam generators and a
single steam turbine generator, an air cooled condenser, and related balance of
plant equipment. Upon completion, the converted 336 megawatt Tracy Combined
Cycle Plant will offer additional highly efficient and flexible electric
generating capacity for PG&E and its customers.
Mark Papworth, CEO, Wood Group GTS, said, 'We are very pleased to have been
chosen as the EPC contractor for the GWF Tracy project. We are proud to have
GWF as a long-standing Wood Group GTS customer in California, and this
important project builds on that strong relationship.'
Notes to editors:
Wood Group is an international energy services company with $5bn revenues,
employing approximately 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
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.
GWF Energy is one of California's leading independent power producers, using
innovative technologies to provide cost-effective and environmentally friendly
electricity to approximately 450,000 homes in California. www.gwfpower.com
For further information contact:
Carolyn Smith, Corporate Communications - Eastern Hemisphere
Tel: +44 (0) 1224 851099, email: Carolyn.firstname.lastname@example.org
Bobbie Ireland, Corporate Communications - Americas, Wood Group
Tel: +1 (281) 828 3505, email: email@example.com