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John Wood Group plc, commonly known as Wood, is a British multinational engineering and consulting business with headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange as well as being a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

History

The business was founded by Sir Ian Wood in 1982, when it split away from JW Holdings, the largest fishing company in Scotland. JW Holdings had diversified into the energy services business at the outset of the North Sea oil industry in the early 1970s. The company acquired Mustang Engineering Inc, an engineering business based in Houston, Texas in September 2000. In 2002 the company was listed on the London Stock Exchange. In March 2017, the company announced it would acquire its rival, Amec Foster Wheeler, in an all stock deal, valued at approximately £2.2 billion. The transaction was completed on 9 October 2017. In 2020 the nuclear business, mostly decommissioning work at Sellafield, was sold for £250 million to the US Jacobs Engineering Group which has a global nuclear business. The sale will reduce company debt and supports its increasing focus on growing areas like renewables.

Operations

Wood provides a range of engineering, production support and maintenance management services to the energy and industrial sectors worldwide.


See also


* List of oilfield service companies

References



External links


Official website
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