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Wood Group wins Azerbaijan contract

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Image caption The contract with BP Azerbaijan is for subsea work on the Shah Deniz field in the South Caspian Sea

Wood Group has been awarded a £36m contract with BP in Azerbaijan covering engineering and project management services.

The deal is with the Wood Group Kenny division of the Aberdeen-based company.

It is for work on the Shah Deniz gas field in the South Caspian Sea off the coast of Azerbaijan.

Wood Group Kenny is the world's largest independent specialist subsea contractor, employing more than 2,800 people worldwide.

Chief executive of Wood Group Kenny Steve Wayman said: "We have worked with BP Azerbaijan for a number of years and the award of this contract enables us to extend and reinforce that long-standing relationship.

"We are proud to continue our work with BP in this key region and look forward to using the knowledge we have built up in the previous project phases, and applying it to BP Azerbaijan's benefit during the production phase."

The Shah Deniz gas field is the largest natural gas field in Azerbaijan.

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