Gemini Corporation

Gemini Corporation

May 03, 2007 16:10 ET

Gemini Expands Heavy Oil Market Participation

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - May 3, 2007) - Gemini Corporation (TSX VENTURE:GKX) today announces the signing of a Master Construction Contract with a significant heavy oil producer. This is a multi-year agreement for the provision of mechanical construction services for their steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) heavy oil projects. Personnel have been deployed on the projects and Gemini's participation is expected to increase as the year progresses. In addition to this contract, Gemini has been successful in securing other long-term module fabrication and field service projects within the heavy oil sector. These opportunities will help to replace the major bitumen pipeline project Gemini has been working on, which will be winding down through the second quarter of 2007.

An important part of Gemini's strategy is to selectively expand its service offering within the heavy oil sector while maintaining its support for existing and new clients in the conventional oil and gas sector. Gemini has been diligently building its heavy oil expertise and as a result this market has grown to represent nearly 40% of revenues in 2006. This proportion is expected to increase further as engineering services provided to new and existing SAGD projects continue to grow. The SAGD market has been targeted by Gemini as a growth opportunity that fits well with the Corporation's engineering and field service expertise.

"These agreements are an exciting opportunity to enhance our relationship with these existing and new clients", said Carl Johnson, Gemini's President and CEO. "We have been aggressively pursuing more long-term, stable opportunities in heavy oil and downstream processing to support our continued growth. Our new field service facility planned for the Fort Saskatchewan area will provide additional capacity to service these types of projects well into the future as oil sands development continues. This strategy will also help to offset the cyclical nature of our traditional work, which has really been evident over the past three quarters."

About Gemini Corporation

Gemini Corporation offers a wide range of interrelated services including project management, engineering, fabrication, construction, operations and maintenance of oil & gas and industrial facilities within Canada and internationally. The Corporation is a leading provider of engineered solutions and field services through either stand-alone or integrated, full-service approaches to a broadening client base in the energy, environmental and industrial sectors.

Shares of Gemini trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "GKX". For more information about the Corporation and its services, go to


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