Wood in steam methane reformer contract in Malaysia; partners with Heriot-Watt University on solar PVs

UK project engineering firm Wood has secured a new multi-million dollar contract with Hyundai Engineering to provide detailed engineering services and material supply for a steam methane reformer, part of a new Wood-licensed hydrogen production unit for the Melaka Refinery Diesel Euro 5 Project in Malaysia.

Wood says it will deploy its leading proprietary Terrace Wall technology for hydrogen production as part of the contract, which will be delivered by the company’s process technology specialists based in Milan.

“Our extensive hydrogen technology expertise, global capabilities in the design and supply of fired heaters and our decades of experience in providing innovative modular solutions, positions Wood ideally to deliver this important contract for Hyundai Engineering,” said Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood’s Specialist Technical Solutions.


Meanwhile in related news, Wood has formed a collaborative partnership with UK’s Heriot-Watt University to support applied research and innovation work in the field of solar PV (photovoltaic).

The partnership aims to measure the performance of cutting-edge solar PV technologies such as bifacial panels, which deliver enhanced production and reduce the cost of energy. Solar is already the fastest-growing source of global power, outperforming all other forms of energy. It is hoped that the partnership will help further accelerate solar deployment and its vital contribution to addressing global climate change.

The research project, led by Heriot-Watt University’s Dr Mehreen Gul and Wood’s Dr Kevin McKoen, will be carried out at Heriot-Watt’s testing facilities in Dubai, UAE, and in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Each testing facility is unique and will analyse the performance of the panels in the fullest possible range of environmental conditions. The test results will underpin ongoing technology development to ensure accurate prediction of performance, which is required by investors in solar projects.