Wood Group continues investment in arctic technology development

HOUSTON, Nov. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Wood Group has renewed its sponsorship of the 
Wood Group Chair of Arctic and Harsh Environment Engineering at Memorial 
University of Newfoundland (MUN) for a second five-year term, from 2014 to 
The research chair in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science will 
benefit both undergraduate and post-graduate engineering students.  With the 
Arctic and cold regions a strategically important and challenging area of 
future industry development, Wood Group's objective is to develop enabling 
technology and environmentally robust solutions for offshore oil & gas 
developments in these regions.  Wood Group is investing C$500,000 to sponsor 
the chair over the next five-year period.  Over the past five years, Wood 
Group's similar investment has been leveraged by government and other funding 
agencies to enable additional research to be performed through the Chair 
"We are very pleased to extend Wood Group's investment in Arctic and harsh 
environment engineering technology, and to continue to support research 
delivered from Newfoundland and Labrador," said Mike Straughen, Group director 
of HSSE and executive sponsor of the programme. "Several of our business units 
- Wood Group Kenny, Wood Group Mustang and Wood Group PSN - are firmly 
committed to extreme environment technology development in key areas such as 
subsea and pipeline engineering, ice mechanics and arctic structures.  The new 
chair at MUN will continue the excellent work of Dr. Shawn Kenny, the outgoing 
chair, to support our partnership with the community there." 
"I thank the Wood Group for their continued contribution to Memorial's 
research capacity," said Dr. Gary Kachanoski, president and vice-chancellor of 
Memorial University. "We are particularly well-positioned to conduct 
leading-edge research in ocean and harsh environment engineering, and the 
renewal of this funding is a clear endorsement that the work being done at 
this institution is world class, particularly in oil and gas exploration and 
production in Arctic and harsh environments." 
The selection process for the chair is underway and the successful candidate 
will be appointed in 2014. 
Notes to Editors 
Wood Group is an international energy services company with around $7bn sales, 
employing about 43,000 people worldwide and operating in 50 countries. The 
Group has three businesses – Wood Group Engineering, Wood Group PSN and Wood 
Group GTS - providing a range of engineering, production support, maintenance 
management and industrial gas turbine overhaul and repair services to the oil 
& gas, and power generation industries worldwide.  www.woodgroup.com 
Wood Group Kenny is the world's largest independent specialist subsea, 
pipeline and riser engineering and management contractor, employing 
approximately 2,500 people worldwide. www.woodgroupkenny.com 
Wood Group Mustang is a global project management, engineering, procurement, 
and construction operations company serving the upstream oil & gas, oil sands, 
refining and chemicals, pipeline, automation and control, and industrial 
markets.  It has offices in North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, 
Asia & Africa.  For more information, visit www.mustangeng.com. 
Wood Group PSN is a global provider of pre-operations, hook up & 
commissioning, operations & maintenance, engineering, construction, project 
management, training and decommissioning services to the energy industry. 
Employing over 29,000 people in more than 40 countries, Wood Group PSN offers 
high integrity, brownfield services that support customers to optimise 
performance, maintain production, reduce operating costs and provide integrity 
assurance. www.woodgroup-psn.com. 
About Memorial University Founded in 1925 as a memorial to Newfoundland's war 
dead, Memorial University College was elevated to degree-granting status in 
1949 as Memorial University of Newfoundland. With about 19,000 students, today 
Memorial provides excellent undergraduate, graduate and professional programs 
across a wide range of disciplines. With locations in St. John's and Corner 
Brook in Newfoundland, Happy Valley-Goose Bay in Labrador, and Harlow in 
England, Memorial is committed to experiential learning. 
Outstanding research and scholarship, extraordinary teaching and learning, and 
a focus on public engagement are the university's hallmarks. Many teaching and 
research activities reflect our mid-North Atlantic locations; these unique 
settings and our cultural heritage have led to the creation of highly-regarded 
academic programs and specialized facilities in areas such as business, music, 
linguistics, folklore and human genetics, as well as earth sciences, 
cold-ocean engineering, rural health care and archaeology. For more 
information about Memorial University of Newfoundland, please visit www.mun.ca.

SOURCE  Wood Group 
Carolyn Smith, Corporate Communications - Eastern Hemisphere, Wood Group, Tel: 
+44 (0) 1224 851099, email: carolyn.smith@woodgroup.com; or Bobbie Ireland, 
Corporate Communications - Americas, Wood Group, Tel: +1 (281) 828 3505, 
email: bobbie.ireland@woodgroup.com; or Jackey Locke, Communications 
co-ordinator, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University, 
Tel : +1 (709) 864 8287, email : jackey.locke@mun.ca 
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