Willbros’ Upstream/Downstream Segments Win Contracts Valued At $181 Million

April 2009 Vol. 236 No. 4

Willbros Group, Inc.’s upstream and downstream segments have been awarded new projects valued at approximately $181 million.

Willbros U.S. Construction won a contract to construct the Texas Independence Pipeline for Energy Transfer Fuel, L.P., a subsidiary of Energy Transfer. The project consists of 143 miles of 42-inch natural gas pipeline from Minden in Rusk County, TX to a point near Maypearl in Ellis County, TX. Work started in March to meet a third quarter 2009 in-service date.

Willbros' Downstream segment, InServ, has received verbal commitment from National Cooperative Refinery Association (NCRA) to extend its contract for Program Management Services associated with portions of the planned Heavy Crude Expansion Project (HCEP) and associated major capital projects through Sept. 30, 2011.

The NCRA projects are associated with modifications to existing process units, facilities and infrastructure to position the NCRA Refinery to process additional heavy sour crudes in the future. The projects to be managed under InServ's Program Management Services contract are essential to continued operations due to current regulations, environmental permitting requirements, ongoing safety improvements and improved operational efficiency.