The Shaw Group Inc.

The Shaw Group Inc.

March 23, 2006 09:02 ET

Shaw Awarded Design, Procurement and Project Management Contract by SK Corporation for Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit in Korea

BATON ROUGE, La.--(CCNMatthews - Mar 23, 2006) -

The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SGR) today announced that its Shaw Stone & Webster unit has been awarded a contract by SK Corporation for the basic design, procurement of critical equipment and project management for a 60,000 barrels per stream per day fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit in Ulsan, Korea. Under the contract, Shaw will integrate 14 process units, define the utility and offsite requirements and provide assistance in the overall management of the project.

J.M. Bernhard, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shaw, said, "Shaw is very pleased to have been selected to provide design, engineering, procurement and construction project management expertise to this important project. This win marks the eleventh project that Shaw will have executed for SK over the past 20 years. Our global chemicals team continues to provide business solutions to long-time clients like SK Corporation around the world."

SK Corporation has been the leading energy and chemical company in Korea since its inception as the first oil refining company in Korea more than 43 years ago.

The Shaw Group Inc. is a leading global provider of technology, engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, fabrication, manufacturing, consulting, remediation, and facilities management services for the energy, chemicals, environmental, infrastructure and emergency response markets. With over $3 billion in revenues, Shaw is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and employs approximately 20,000 people at its offices and operations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. The Company has twice been named as one of "America's Most Admired Companies" by Fortune magazine. For further information, please visit Shaw's website at

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