Willbros wins major portion of Main Power reliability program transmission line construction

Source: Willbros Group, Inc.

Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE: WG) announced that a unit of its Utility Transmission & Distribution (Utility T&D) segment, Hawkeye, LLC, based in Hauppauge, NY, was awarded a contract by Central Maine Power Company, a subsidiary of Iberdrola, USA, to construct two regions of the Maine Power Reliability Program, the Southern Loop Region and the Southern Connector Region, comprising a total of approximately 60 miles of new, single circuit 345 kV transmission lines and the rebuild of certain existing transmission lines, in southern Maine.
 
Hawkeye expects to commence construction of both transmission lines in the Spring of 2011. The Southern Loop Region, involving the construction of 12.4 miles of new, single circuit transmission lines and the rebuild and relocation of certain existing transmission lines is expected to be completed in the Spring of 2013. The Southern Connector Region, involving the construction of 48 miles of new, single circuit transmission lines and the rebuild of certain existing transmission lines, is expected to be completed in early 2014. The new transmission lines will be constructed on existing rights of way.
 
Randy Harl, President and Chief Executive Officer of Willbros, commented, "We are pleased to have the opportunity to work for Central Maine Power Company and this award improves visibility in our Utility T&D segment as we move into 2011." 

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.



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