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Rolls Wood Group Wins Rolls Royce 501kb3 Gas Turbine Maintenance Contract With Scottish And Southern Energy At Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

9-February-2006 
Rolls Wood Group (Repair & Overhauls) Ltd ("RWG") in Aberdeen, Scotland has been awarded a five year Comprehensive Maintenance Contract with Perth-based Scottish and Southern Energy plc (SSE) to support a combined heat and power (CHP) project at Ninewells Hospital & Medical School in Dundee, Scotland.

The contract covers the provision of all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance with availability guarantee for a Rolls-Royce 501KB3 powered, Centrax packaged generator set located at Ninewells. The generator set is owned and operated by SSE, one of the UK's largest energy companies, and provides a low-cost energy solution for meeting the hospital's heat and electricity requirements.

Craig Banks, RWG's Commercial Manager, said: "This is our first contract win in the healthcare service market place and we are delighted that Scottish and Southern Energy has demonstrated its confidence in our ability to support the plant, which plays a critical role at Ninewells. We are making it a priority to ensure we deliver an extremely high quality of service."

Michael Baillie, SSE Operations Engineer, said: "Ninewells is an eight hundred bed major acute teaching hospital. As such, the gas turbine plays a very important role in providing environmentally friendly and cost-effective thermal and electrical energy to the hospital. Rolls Wood Group is a local company and has won the contract on the basis of a competitive tender. They have already demonstrated an ability to react quickly and to manage the plant, underpinning their understanding of the importance of the engine to the site. We look forward to working with Rolls Wood Group in providing and maintaining a critical service to the hospital."

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Note to editors

Rolls Wood Group (Repair & Overhauls) Ltd is a joint venture between John Wood Group PLC ("Wood Group") and Rolls-Royce plc providing maintenance, repair and overhaul services for Rolls-Royce Avon, RB211, Olympus, 501K and 570 series industrial aero-derivative gas turbines. The company has operating bases in Aberdeen, Scotland; San Leandro, California; and Sugarland, Texas.

Rolls-Royce plc operates in four global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy. It is investing in technology and capability that can be exploited in each of these sectors to create a competitive range of products. The company now has a total of 54,000 gas turbines in service worldwide. Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces and more than 2,000 marine customers, including 70 navies. The company has energy customers in nearly 120 countries.

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.

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) is one of the largest energy companies in the UK. It is involved in the generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity; energy trading; the storage, distribution and supply of gas; electrical, environmental and utility contracting; and telecoms.

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