Willbros Wins Middle East Pipeline Contract

Willbros Group reports that one of its construction units, The Oman Construction Company (TOCO), based in Muscat, Oman, has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract for a natural gas pipeline system in Oman for Occidental of Oman Inc. The project consists of 105 miles of 4-inch through 16-inch pipelines and associated facilities. Work is anticipated to begin immediately and is scheduled for completion in early 2004.

Michael F. Curran, Chief Executive Officer of Willbros, commented, "This award, in the Middle East market, is reassurance that our clients will continue to make investments in sound projects all around the world. We are pleased that Occidental has chosen TOCO for this important project and look forward to increased activity in this regional market."