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Wood Group in £560m power station deal

Men inspecting a turbine
Image caption Wood Group described the project, which is one of its biggest ever, as a "landmark"

The Aberdeen oil and gas services firm Wood Group has been awarded a £560m contract to build a new power station in Israel.

The contract from Dorad Energy is to construct a 800-megawatt gas-fired power station.

The plant is expected to take about three years to build and will provide 8% of the country's generation capacity.

Wood Group said the contract, which is one of its biggest, was a "landmark".

Mark Papworth, chief executive of the group's gas turbine division, said: "The Dorad power plant will be one of the first major operational independent power producers following Israel's deregulation of electricity markets."

He added: "As the global economy recovers and an increase in power generation is required, we expect a robust market opportunity for additional gas-fired power generation capacity."

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