WOOD has won a contract to support work on decommissioning the Dounreay nuclear power plant in Caithness which is expected to be work around $4 million to the company.

Aberdeen-based Wood has been engaged to provide design and engineering services on the project for up to four years.

The services will include the preparation of environmental cases in support of decommissioning work and the preparation of waste strategy documents.

Led by chief executive Robin Watson, Wood has been trying to grow its share of markets such as nuclear engineering to help reduce its reliance on the North Sea oil and gas industry, which is emerging from a deep downturn.

Bob MacDonald, chief executive of Wood’s specialist technical solutions division, said the contract added to Wood's growing portfolio of work at Dounreay and helped to advance the company’s strategy to increase its share of the growing nuclear decommissioning market.