An oil and gas services company has secured a foothold in Myanmar after winning a $13 million (£8.4 million) contract to upgrade a trio of gas turbines.
Myanmar – also known as Burma – has recently opened up to foreign trade, having spent many years isolated from the rest of the world.
During the year long contract Wood Group GTS will completely overhaul the turbines which is expected to increase their output and improve the reliability of Myanmar’s power supply.
Frank Avery, President of the company said: “Our extensive custom-built solution is designed to help stabilise electrical power for critical supply and help to overcome power shortages occurring in the Yangon region.”
Earlier this year Wood Group also secured a £40 million contract extension for one of its longest running projects in the North Sea.