Gulf Island Fabrication Wins Contract to Build Blind Faith Topsides

Gulf Island Fabrication's wholly owned subsidiary Gulf Island, L.L.C., has executed a contract with Chevron North America Exploration & Production Company, a division of Chevron U. S. A., to fabricate the topsides for the Blind Faith platform. The Blind Faith field is a partnership of Chevron and Kerr-McGee Corp. It is located in approximately 7,000 feet of water in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Financial terms are undisclosed.

Gulf Island expects to begin fabrication in the first quarter of 2006 and expects to deliver the topsides in 2007. The company will use its existing facilities and labor in Houma to complete the project. The projected revenue and man-hours for this project were included in the backlog numbers released on Oct. 26, 2005.