SOURCE: Willbros Group, Inc.

Willbros Group, Inc.

December 23, 2010 07:00 ET

Willbros Awarded Bangor Hydro Project

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - December 23, 2010) - Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE: WG) announced today that a unit of its Utility Transmission & Distribution segment, Hawkeye, LLC, based in Hauppauge, New York, was awarded a contract by Bangor Hydro Electric Company to rebuild Bangor Hydro's existing 115 kV Line 64 transmission line, which originates in Bangor, Maine and extends north to Chester, Maine, for a total of approximately 44 miles ("Line 64 Project"). The Line 64 Project is comprised of two segments: the Northern Segment, which extends from the Enfield Substation to the Keene Road Substation, for a distance of approximately 12 miles; and the Southern Segment, which extends from the Enfield Substation to the Gorham Substation, for a distance of approximately 32 miles.

Hawkeye recently commenced construction of the project and expects to complete construction by December 2011. In addition to the rebuild of Line 64, Hawkeye will also rebuild a short portion of Bangor Hydro's existing 46 kV Line 5.

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; disruptions to the global credit markets; global economic downturn; 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; poor refinery crack spreads; delay of planned refinery outages and upgrades; the effective tax rate of the different countries where the Company performs work; 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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