Wood Group Snaps Up Asia Pacific Production Facilities

A subsidiary of international energy services company John Wood Group PLC ("Wood Group") has acquired Proteus Global Solutions Pty Limited ("Proteus"), an independent Perth based provider of commissioning, operations support and engineering services. Proteus provides its services across the Asia Pacific region to a range of sectors, including oil & gas.

Proteus, which employs around 500 staff, generated revenues of US $54.6 million during the year ended December 31, 2008 and held gross assets of US $14.7 million as at that date.

The existing management team headed by Greg Forbes, Chief Executive Officer, will continue to lead the business, across its West Coast, East Coast and Northern Territories Australian profile which will operate within Wood Group's Engineering & Production Facilities division.

"The acquisition of Proteus represents a strategic move for Wood Group in the Asia Pacific region and, in particular, will provide us with an enhanced operations and execution capability in Perth, a key services hub in the region", said Bob Beavis, Regional Production Facilities Director. "Proteus' strong management team and extensive client relationships are an excellent complement to our existing Asia Pacific business."

"We are delighted to be joining Wood Group," said Greg Forbes, Chief Executive & Managing Director of Proteus. "The ability to access Wood Group's international infrastructure, client base, resources and diversified services which will provide Proteus with significant potential to accelerate our growth in the Asia Pacific region."