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SHAW GROUP ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL $6 MILLION CONTRACT IN CHINA

 BATON ROUGE, La., /PRNewswire/ -- The Shaw Group Inc. (NASDAQ: SHAW) announced today that it has been awarded the contract to fabricate the critical piping systems for two, 600 megawatt power plants being built in China's Shandong Province. The Shaw Group's contract, valued at approximately $6 million, calls for completion by June 1995. The piping systems for the two coal-fired plants, Zouxian 5 and 6, will be fabricated by The Shaw Group's Laurens, S.C. subsidiary, B.F. Shaw, Inc. Completed components will be shipped to the plant construction sites in China for installation.
 The Shandong Province project is the third mainland China power plant contract awarded to The Shaw Group in the past 60 days. These projects will provide systems for plants in Shunde and Foshan, each rated at 270 megawatts. Together, these additional contracts total $7 million over two years.
 Headquartered in Baton Rouge, The Shaw Group Inc. operates five domestic industrial piping facilities located in Texas City, Texas, Monroe, La., Baton Rouge, and Laurens, as well as joint venture facilities in Bahrain and Venezuela. The company went public Dec. 9, 1993, with an offering of 3,125,000 shares underwritten by Smith Barney Shearson and Bear, Sterns & Co.
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 /CONTACT: J.M. Bernhard Jr., president and chief executive officer of The Shaw Group, 504-296-1140/
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