Wood is providing the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) with technical consulting services to support its Power Africa initiative. The program aims to expand electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa, where two out of three people lack access to power.

The five-year framework agreement has an aggregate maximum value of US$900 million for the multiple awardees and is estimated to reach completion by 2025.

Power Africa is a partnership between the U.S. and African governments, the private sector, international organizations, non-governmental organisations, and bilateral and multilateral partners. The goal is to increase installed power capacity by 30,000 megawatts and create 60 million new connections to double access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2030.

Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure Solutions (E&IS) business has completed work for USAID in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa during a 10-year partnership.

This contract recognises Wood as a top-tier provider of global technical and consulting services and advances our strategy to increase our power delivery portfolio with large-scale synergy wins. We look forward to working with USAID to help countries develop new resources sustainably to provide greater access to power.
Ann Massey, CEO Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Wood

USAID awarded the contract to Amec Foster Wheeler, which joined with Wood Group in October 2017 to form Wood.