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Shaw Awarded U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Military Munitions Services Contract.

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SGR) today announced its Environmental & Infrastructure Group has been awarded a military munitions services contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District. Shaw is one of five companies selected for the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to support the Department of Defense (DoD) Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP). If all options are exercised, the total program for all contractors will approximate $180 million. The value of Shaw's contract, which will be included in the company's first quarter fiscal 2009 backlog of unfilled orders, was not disclosed.

Under its contract, Shaw will perform removal or remedial actions, munitions response and other environmental- and munitions-related services at formerly used defense sites, DoD base realignment and closure sites, active DoD installations and properties adjoining installations. For more than 20 years, Shaw has provided munitions response solutions to the DoD at locations in the U.S., Afghanistan, Iraq, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Guam.

"Shaw is bringing its strong portfolio of environmental experience and Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC) expertise to continue supporting the DoD MMRP," said George P. Bevan, president of Shaw's Environmental & Infrastructure Group. "This contract further validates our growth in the MEC marketplace and ability to successfully provide turnkey environmental and MEC solutions to federal clients, while maintaining industry leading safety and quality performance standards."

The Shaw Group Inc. is a leading global provider of technology, engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, fabrication, manufacturing, consulting, remediation and facilities management services for government and private sector clients in the energy, chemicals, environmental, infrastructure and emergency response markets. A Fortune 500 company with fiscal year 2008 annual revenues of $7 billion, Shaw is headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., and employs approximately 26,000 people at its offices and operations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. Shaw is the power sector industry leader according to Engineering News-Record's list of Top 500 Design Firms. For further information, please visit Shaw's Web site at

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Date:Dec 11, 2008
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