SOURCE: Willbros Group, Inc.

Willbros Group, Inc.

August 25, 2010 16:06 ET

Willbros Awarded Five Task Orders Under Government Contract

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - August 25, 2010) - Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE: WG) announced today that the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) has awarded Willbros Government Services five separate task orders under its global $350 million multiple-award indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity (IDIQ) construction and construction services contract for Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant (POL) fuel systems.

The task orders include various inspections, construction and repair at Eielson Air Force Base, AK; Misawa Air Force Base, Japan; Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA; Naval Support Activity, Panama City, FL; and Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, CA. The work will begin immediately and is scheduled for completion in early 2011.

Randy Harl, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Our success winning and executing these projects under our first major IDIQ contract supports our strategic intent to increase our service offerings to the U.S. Government. To date, our teams have won approximately thirty percent (30%) of the awards both in terms of number and dollar value. I am pleased with our accomplishments and I know our highly experienced teams will continue to provide the best value to the Navy." 

Willbros Group, Inc. is an independent contractor serving the oil, gas, power, refining and petrochemical industries, providing engineering, construction, turnaround, maintenance, life cycle extension services and facilities development and operations services to industry and government entities worldwide. For more information on Willbros, please visit our web site at

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, which address activities, events or developments the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, are forward-looking statements. A number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from these statements, including the potential for additional investigations; the disruptions to the global credit markets; the current global recession; fines and penalties by government agencies; new legislation or regulations detrimental to the economic operation of refining capacity in the United States; the identification of one or more other issues that require restatement of one or more prior period financial statements; contract and billing disputes; the integration and operation of InfrastruX; the possible losses arising from the discontinuation of operations and the sale of the Nigeria assets; the existence of material weaknesses in internal controls over financial reporting; availability of quality management; availability and terms of capital; changes in, or the failure to comply with, government regulations; ability to remain in compliance with, or obtain waivers under, the Company's loan agreements and indentures; the promulgation, application, and interpretation of environmental laws and regulations; future E&P capital expenditures; oil, gas, gas liquids, and power prices and demand; the amount and location of planned pipelines; the refinery crack spread and planned refinery outages and upgrades; the effective tax rate of the different countries where the work is being conducted; development trends of the oil, gas, power, refining and petrochemical industries and changes in the political and economic environment of the countries in which the Company has operations; as well as other risk factors described from time to time in the Company's documents and reports filed with the SEC. The Company assumes no obligation to update publicly such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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