SOURCE: Willbros Group, Inc.

Willbros Group, Inc.

September 30, 2010 08:00 ET

Willbros Awarded Government Contract

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - September 30, 2010) -  Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE: WG) announced today that one of its business units, Willbros Government Services (U.S.) LLC, has been awarded a contract for approximately $28 million by the Defense Logistics Agency-Energy (DLA-Energy) to design, build, own, and operate six automated fuel dispensing facilities at Camp Pendleton, California. The five-year contract includes options for three additional five-year periods. The facility will provide petroleum products and services for government operations.

Richard Cellon, President, Willbros Government Services, commented, "We are pleased with the Camp Pendleton award which marks Willbros' sixth Contractor Owned Contractor Operated (COCO) project for DLA-Energy. Willbros has provided services to the U.S. Government for nearly 70 years and we view this relationship as a strategic growth opportunity for the Company. We look forward to offering the U.S. Government a broader suite of services as we leverage the Company's expanded capabilities."

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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