John Wood wins EPC contract for Israeli power plant

The John Wood Group has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract valued at approximately $875m (£561m) from Dorad Energy to build an 800MW power plant in Israel.

The natural gas-fired Dorad Power Plant is expected to be online within 36 months and when completed will represent approximately eight per cent of Israel’s total installed power generation capacity.

The John Wood Group has full turnkey responsibility for the combined-cycle plant, from design, procurement and construction through to commissioning and handover. The plant will use 12 natural gas-fired turbines connected to a heat-recovery steam generator that will provide steam to run two steam turbines.

’The Dorad Power Plant will be one of the first major operational independent power producers following Israel’s deregulation of its electricity markets,’ said Mark Papworth, chief executive of the Wood Group.