Washington Group International to Provide Design, Engineering Services for Major Canadian Oil Sands Project

    BOISE, Idaho, and EDMONTON, Alberta, June 1 /CNW/ -- Washington Group
International (NYSE:   WNG) announced today it has been awarded a contract by
Fort Hills Energy L.P. to provide front-end engineering and design (FEED)
services for site preparation and utilities work at Fort Hill's planned oil
sands upgrading facility in Sturgeon County near Edmonton, Alberta.
    Fort Hills Energy L.P. consists of Petro-Canada with a 55% working
interest, UTS Energy Corporation with a 30% working interest and Teck Cominco
Limited with a 15% working interest, with Petro-Canada Oil Sands Inc., a
wholly owned subsidiary of Petro-Canada, as the contract operator for the
    The project scope includes FEED services related to preparing the site
for construction.  The FEED services will commence immediately with
confirmation of the completed design basis memorandum and associated cost
estimate. Other FEED work will focus on the project's utilities and offsite
facilities including those related to heating, cooling, piping and underground
systems, and an electrical substation.  Washington Group will also be
responsible for integration and interface management for the entire upgrader
complex. The upgrader will convert bitumen from Fort Hill's oil sands mine in
northern Alberta into crude oil, pending regulatory approval and project
    Washington Group offices in Denver, Colo., and Irvine, Calif., will lead
execution of the work.
    "We're pleased to continue the expansion of our efforts in serving the
demanding Canadian oil sands market," said Stephen M. Johnson, Washington
Group's senior executive vice president.  "Our capabilities range from helping
extract bitumen to supporting processing operations to reducing plant
emissions.  We're committed to help tap the huge oil sands reserves to help
meet the world's growing energy demands."

    Washington Group International (NYSE:   WNG) provides the talent,
innovation, and proven performance to deliver integrated engineering,
construction, and management solutions for businesses and governments
worldwide. Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with more than $3 billion in annual
revenue, the company has approximately 25,000 people at work around the world
providing solutions in power, environmental management, defense, oil and gas
processing, mining, industrial facilities, transportation, and water
resources. For more information, visit http://www.wgint.com.

    This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are identified
by the use of forward-looking terminology such as may, will, could, should,
expect, anticipate, intend, plan, estimate, or continue or the negative
thereof or other variations thereof.  Each forward-looking statement,
including, without limitation, any financial guidance, speaks only as of the
date on which it is made, and Washington Group undertakes no obligation to
update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after
the date on which it is made or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or
unanticipated events or circumstances. The forward-looking statements are
necessarily based on assumptions and estimates of management and are
inherently subject to various risks and uncertainties.  Actual results may
vary materially as a result of changes or developments in social, economic,
business, market, legal, and regulatory circumstances or conditions, both
domestically and globally, as well as due to actions by customers, clients,
suppliers, business partners, or government bodies.  Performance is subject to
numerous factors, including demand for new power generation and for
modification of existing power facilities, public sector funding, demand for
extractive resources, capital spending plans of customers, and spending levels
and priorities of the U.S., state and other governments.  Results may also
vary as a result of difficulties or delays experienced in the execution of
contracts or implementation of strategic initiatives.  For additional risks
and uncertainties impacting the forward-looking statements contained in this
news release, please see "Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information" and
"Item 1A. Risk Factors" in Washington Group's annual report on Form 10-K for
fiscal year 2006.

For further information:

For further information: Media, Jerry Holloway or Laurie Spiegelberg, 
+1-208-386-5255, or Investors, Earl Ward, +1-208-386-5698, all of Washington 
Group International Web Site: http://www.wgint.com

Organization Profile


More on this organization

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890