Wood Group ESP Opens New Pump Testing Facility

02.09.2005

Wood Group ESP ("WGESP"), a subsidiary of international energy services company John Wood Group PLC ("Wood Group"), has opened a new 14,000 square-foot facility in Quito, Ecuador dedicated to testing, repair and assembly of downhole electric submersible pumps and surface pumping systems.

WGESP initially invested in Ecuador two years ago and its first units were sold and installed in 2004. This new facility will increase Ecuadorian content in systems provided to local clients and accelerate equipment repair and delivery. In Latin America, in addition to the Quito plant, WGESP operates manufacturing and test facilities in Argentina, Venezuela and Brazil.

"Wood Group is committed to providing operators in Ecuador with the highest possible quality of service for all brands of electric submersible and surface pumping systems," said Daniel Fleitas, general manager of Wood Group de Ecuador, S.A. "The ability to test, repair and assemble equipment in-country will speed equipment turn-around and shorten production schedules."

Wood Group is an international energy services company with $2.3bn sales, employing more than 14,000 people worldwide and operating in 36 countries. The Group has three businesses - Engineering & Production Facilities, Well Support, and Gas Turbine Services-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 ESP is a leading service provider and manufacturer of electric submersible and surface pumps. Focusing on SmartSolutions® for its clients, Wood Group ESP provides cost-effective solutions tailored to the needs of oil producers throughout the world. With facilities in the Middle East, Far East, Latin America and Russia, as well as several in the United States and Canada, Wood Group ESP focuses on adding real value to customer assets with testing, service and surveillance coupled with cutting-edge engineering.

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