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Wood wins contracts for two major U.S. solar projects

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Wood has won two contracts for solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) from an American power and energy corporation worth more than $200 million.

Wood was chosen through an competitive tender process and will be responsible for generating a cumulative capacity of 190 megawatts for two large solar projects in the U.S. state of Virginia.

The first project is a 120-megawatt solar facility in Pittsylvania County, expected to be operational in 2022.

The second project covers a 70-megawatt solar facility in Chesapeake and is expected to be operational in late 2021.

All solar power plants also complement Virginia’s Clean Energy Act , passed on April 13, 2020, which mandates the state’s electricity to be 100 percent carbon-free by 2050.

Both solar power plants also complement Virginia’s Clean Energy Act, passed on April 13, 2020, which mandates the state’s electricity to be 100 percent carbon-free by 2050.

“These contracts build on a 10-year relationship with our client, for whom we’ve executed more than 40 projects. The awards are testament to our ability to maintain consistent project execution, deliver to accelerated construction schedules and bring forth a strong EPC proposition and skilled workforce to meet our client’s project goals.

“We are seeing an unstoppable momentum towards a lower-carbon energy environment and Wood is proud to partner with clients that are committed to investing in a sustainable energy future.”

Stephanie Cox, CEO of Wood’s asset solutions Americas business.

Both awards follow a series of other recent contract wins including $100 million in onshore wind projects, which in 2020 will double the size of Wood’s U.S. renewables sector.

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