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Wood Group Mustang wins pipeline construction project in Texas

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Wood Group Mustang has won a contract from The Dow Chemical Company to provide services for construction of approximately 140 miles of ethane, ethylene, propane and propylene pipelines and associated interconnections in Texas.

The project also includes station modifications between Dow Texas Operations in Freeport, Texas and facilities at Mt. Belvieu, Texas. Under the terms of the contract, Wood Group Mustang will provide engineering, field services and construction management on the project through its Houston and Angleton, Texas offices.

Wood Group Mustang has previously provided a full spectrum of services for Dow's pipeline assets, including support for the company's Texas pipeline integrity program. Following completion of front-end loading (FEL) in 2012, detailed design for the project began in February 2013. The project is scheduled for completion in late 2016.

According to Wood Group Mustang, the pipelines and station upgrades are part of construction for an ethylene unit, previously announced as part of Dow's comprehensive plan to further connect its US operations with cost-advantaged feedstocks available from increasing supplies of US shale gas.

John Ellison, president of Wood Group Mustang's Pipeline Business Unit, said: "We are proud that Dow recognized the differentiators that set Wood Group Mustang apart from our competitors and is entrusting us with the responsibility of executing this prestigious project. We will endeavour to maintain this trust."

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