A Wood Group construction project has been honoured by the Associated Builders and Contractors; one of the leading organisations representing America's construction industry with nearly 21,000 members.

The project is a strong example of the diversity the acquisition of Kelchner has added to the construction services that Wood Group provides the industrial/commercial sector. The Hopedale Rail Yard Phase 3 project boasts the movement of more than 7,000,000 cubic yards of dirt onsite, has performed over 400,000 square yards of cement stabilization and placed over 150,000 tons of stone, which allowed for the installation of miles upon miles of underground utilities.

The award recognises excellence in the project’s contracted scope and narrative, participation list, diversity, safety, references and overall presentation.

Troy Norvell, president of Kelchner, says: “We are very proud of the entire Hopedale Rail Yard Phase 3 team who delivered an extremely challenging, fast tracked project on time without disrupting the client’s existing gas processing facility. Winning the prestigious ABC Top Eagle award is a true testament to our team’s commitment to excellence.”

Kelchner was established in 1948 and is wholly owned by current CEO, Todd Kelchner, son of the company’s founder. Kelchner has a diverse portfolio of energy, industrial, commercial and residential customers and currently provides services in the US with a focus in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays.

Andrew Stewart, president for Wood Group PSN Americas, adds: “Combining the award-winning capability of Kelchner with our existing portfolio of construction, maintenance and operational activities in civils, pipelines, process plants, storage and compression across the US significantly strengthens the breadth and depth of field services we provide to our customers. This honour is another fine example of everyday people coming together to delivery extraordinary results, safely.”

This is the third award Kelchner has received in recognition of its work on the Hopedale Rail Yard project, having secured accolades for earlier phases of the project.