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1912 William Wood founded Wood and Davidson
1963 John Wood and Son (Aberdeen) were the agents responsible for a trawler that was challenged by an Icelandic vessel for fishing in Icelandic waters
1964 Ian Wood, son of John Wood and grandson of the founder, joined the business which was John Wood and Son.
The marine base was expanded into fishing, fish processing and general marine engineering.
1973 Formed an alliance with Weir Group specialising in oil field services
1981 The oil services business was separated from the fishing business (presumably JW Holdings)
1982 John Wood Group established, specialising in oil field services
1993 John Wood Group acquired J. P. Kenny, specialist in subsea services
1997 John Wood Group expanded into Colombia and Russia
2000 Acquired Mustang and Alliance for deep water capabilities and design of lightweight topsides
2002 John Wood Group listed on London Stock Exchange
2006 becomes UK leading contractor for onshore oil and gas facilities
2011 Sold well support division to GE. Acquired PSN to grow offshore operation and maintenance business - see Wood Group P.S.N.. The Group had 3 main divisions - engineering (selling to upstream oil and gas facilities including subsea), production facilities, and gas turbine services
2015 Acquired Kelchner for heavy/civil construction capability and The Infinity Group, to enter petrochemical and downstream fields