WOOD GROUP (JOHN) PLC: Pre-close trading update

12 December 2013 
John Wood Group PLC 
Pre-close trading update 
John Wood Group PLC ("Wood Group" or "the Group") issues the following pre-close trading update for the year to 31 December 2013. Full year results will 
be announced on 18 February 2014. 
The Group has delivered good growth in 2013 and is confident of achieving 
performance for the year in line with expectations. In 2014, the mix of opex 
and capex activities in our business and the contribution from completed 
acquisitions is expected to lead to growth overall. 
Wood Group Engineering is on track to deliver EBITA growth in line with 
previous guidance of 10-15%. In Upstream, the significant Mafumeira Sul and 
Ichthys projects are beginning to wind down, with substantial completion of our 
scope scheduled around the year end. We are active on a number of projects 
including Anadarko Heidelberg and Hess Stampede in the Gulf of Mexico, and Det 
Norske's Ivar Aasen project in the North Sea. In Western Canada, the market 
remains weak. We see good prospects for a number of Upstream awards next year 
although not of the scale of the significant projects nearing completion. In 
Subsea & Pipelines, we are seeing good subsea activity overall, although there 
is some slowdown in Australia. Onshore pipelines continues to benefit from 
healthy US shale market activity. Downstream, process & industrial will deliver 
an improved performance over 2012. Looking ahead, the completion of significant 
projects and some deterioration in the themes we set out in our interim report 
in August, principally project delays offshore together with upstream weakness 
in Canada, is expected to result in a reduction in Engineering EBITA in 2014 of 
around 15%. 
Wood Group PSN is performing well, with growth led by our US onshore shale 
related business. The North Sea remains a strong market in which we have 
secured nine North Sea contract renewals over the last 12 months, providing 
good revenue visibility and helping maintain our leading position. We are also 
starting to see the benefit from Pyeroy's expansion with oil & gas customers. 
In the Americas, we recently completed the acquisition of Elkhorn for a 
consideration of $215m. Elkhorn is a Wyoming based construction services 
provider, which will enhance our US shale exposure and complement our existing 
construction, maintenance and fabrication activities. In international 
markets,performance continues to be held back by our contract in Oman. 
Underlying performance has improved in Oman although losses continue at a lower 
rate, and further actions to address this position are being taken. Overall for 
2014 we anticipate good growth, again led by our US onshore business. 
In Wood Group GTS we expect that 2013 EBITA will be lower than 2012, in part 
due to the impact of lower EBITA in Power Solutions and some recent deferrals 
in Maintenance. The Dorad contract is on track to complete early in 2014.
Completion of our joint venture with Siemens is expected in the first half of 
2014, at which point all of Wood Group's gas turbine-related activities will be 
in joint ventures and will be reported within Wood Group PSN in the future.
Performance across the gas turbine joint ventures is expected to be flat for 
2014, with growth in Maintenance offset by the impact of a lack of backlog in 
Power Solutions. 
The Group has a strong balance sheet and we continue to pursue organic and 
acquisition led growth. 
We remain confident of achieving 2013 performance in line with expectations. In 
2014, the mix of opex and capex activities in our business and the contribution 
from completed acquisitions is expected to lead to growth overall, with growth 
in Wood Group PSN offsetting the reduction in Wood Group Engineering. 
Conference Call 
A telephone conference call for analysts will be held at 9:00 hours GMT today 
with replay facilities available at www.woodgroup.com/investors Participant 
dial-in details below: 
UK : 0844 800 3850 
International : +44 844 800 3850 
Passcode : 915 892 
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Notes to editors: 
Wood Group is an international energy services company with around $7bn 
revenues, employing around 44,000 people 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. 
Wood Group 
Andrew Rose / Carolyn Smith +44 1224 851 000 
Patrick Handley/ Rosheeka Field +44 20 7404 5959 
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