Wood has received a $34m contract from RH energytrans for construction of a 45km new pipeline designed to carry natural gas from Pennsylvania to Ohio.

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Image: Wood to construct new pipeline to carry natural gas from Pennsylvania to Ohio. Photo: Courtesy of John Wood Group PLC.

Wood said that the contract has been awarded through a competitive tender process and the scope of the contract also includes the construction of the North Kingsville meter station in Ashtabula County, Ohio.

The company said that it has started works at the project and is expected to complete the project by summer, 2019.

Wood Americas asset solutions business CEO Andrew Stewart said: “We’re delighted to be playing a key role in this strategic project, helping to support the supply of domestic energy to Northeast Ohio communities and industries who have had limited access to natural gas sources.

“This award strengthens our leading position in the North America market, where we have the largest and most vertically integrated pipeline project offering.

“We will fully leverage our broad capability to deliver this project, bringing together the strength of Wood’s expertise to maximize value for our customer. Wood provided the initial technical, environmental consulting and engineering services on this project. We now look forward to progressing that support to the construction phase.”

The Risberg pipeline will originate in the Meadville, Pennsylvania area, connecting approximately 51km of existing pipeline, extending towards northwest direction and terminating at the North Kingsville Meter Station. Approximately 26km of new pipeline will be installed in Pennsylvania and 19km in Ohio.

Recently, Wood has secured a contract from IR1 Group to provide construction and mechanical services for the Red Rock Biofuels facility, which converts waste woody biomass into renewable jet, diesel and gasoline blendstock fuels. IR1 Group has been building the Red Rock Biofuels facility in Lakeview, Oregon.

The company said that it would take approximately two years for the construction of the new facility and once completed, the biofuel facility would convert more than136000tons of waste woody biomass into 15.1million gallons of renewable fuels per annum.

The facility will feature three technologies including gasification, Fischer-Tropsch and hydroprocessing – which will yield ASTM-approved fuels.